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On "A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar", when a grammar pattern works with the informal form of a verb, they only talk about the positive present tense and the positive past tense. (At least until page 131, which is where I'm currently in). I think it's just the way this book works, but I'm not absolutely sure.

For example:

Could...

雪子さんとはデートしただけです。

...be...

雪子さんとはデートできないだけです。

?


Or could...

あの人はよく勉強するだけではなくよく遊びます。

...be...

あの人はあまり勉強しないだけではなくあまり遊びません。

?


By the way, when we use informal adjectives, could I write...

この家は大きくないだけです。

...or can't I use the negative form?


The same question for な-adjectives. Can I say:

このお菓子は色がきれいじゃないだけです。

?


Basically, my question is: whenever I see "Vinf" (informal verb) or "Adj (i) inf" (informal い-adjective) on this book, can I assume it's every informal form?

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ない behaves like an i-adjective. You may end up with some strange sentences (雪子さんとはデートできないだけです, but you can turn water into wine) but grammatically you can do what you are suggesting.

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