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の has many purposes but the one usage I am having difficulty using correctly is connecting nouns.

The reason this is confusing for me is because at my school we have a Japanese club and one of the native speakers corrected me when saying

日本語のクラブ

to just

日本語クラブ

so my question is why for some nouns do we need to connect with の and others it is not necessary?

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    Why would we not say 学校祭? Try googling it. – l'électeur Apr 22 '17 at 13:56
  • sorry, I understand that it is a word but I meant you would not say がっこうまつり。Sorry, it was a poor example because there exists a word if you remove the の. Can you still understand my confusion regardless? – Tyler H Apr 22 '17 at 14:15
  • @TylerH That's another curious question, including why we say "Solar system" instead of "Sun system". – broccoli forest Apr 22 '17 at 14:22
  • Ok thank you, I've removed that part from the original question – Tyler H Apr 22 '17 at 14:33
  • Ah, thank you broccoli. That read made it much more clear. Thank you – Tyler H Apr 23 '17 at 6:00

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