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I was wondering, when writing something like 「〜だと思う」should I keep it as だ or say 「であると思う?」Would both work? Thanks so much!!

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Both work fine as far as grammar.

The only difference between 「~~だと思{おも}う」 and 「~~であると思う」 is that the former sounds more informal than the latter.

We use the former most of the time in our everyday kind of informal speech.

  • Thanks so much!! I'm writing an essay so I think である would will work better. – L. Smith Nov 7 '17 at 12:43

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