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They seem to be used in the same way.

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    In the same way... はを so? Do you have some example sentences you've been thinking about? – summea Sep 10 '15 at 2:12
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Well は is used a lot as a topic particle and を (o) is used as a direct object marker..

Direct Object Marker:

eg:

ほんをください。 Give me the book please.

おなまえはなんですか。 What's your name?

Here is some more background on は を & へ:

Why are the particles "は" (ha⇒wa), "へ" (he⇒e), and "を" (wo⇒o) not spelled phonetically?

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    In the second sentence, you forgot an えin おなまえ. – Yuuza Sep 10 '15 at 5:33
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    But more importantly, in some places は does replace を. – virmaior Sep 10 '15 at 6:25
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    @virmaior Yes! And less importantly, there's the archaic/literary をば, which is from を+は. – snailcar Sep 10 '15 at 16:43
  • Thank you bruno.. should never try to type whilst tired! :) – dabates Sep 10 '15 at 20:23

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