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I was learning the uses of 場合は from japanesetest4you.com (in the sense "in the event of"), and couldn't help but notice that, although it behaves like a noun, its uses with adjectives were not listed. I've seen some examples where it is used with い-adjectives on tatoeba.org, so I just wanted to confirm nonetheless: is a constructions of the form 熱い場合 (if it is hot) correct? As for な-adjectives, which construction out of 静かな場合 and 静かの場合 (if it is quiet) is correct?

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    Yes, 場合 is often used like that, but keep in mind that while it can be used to express a condition, it can also just mean 'case' e.g. 熱い場合もある="there are cases where it's hot". – user22701 Jun 29 at 13:56
  • @Komet Thank you, I will keep that in mind. On a side-note, just to be explicit, I have edited the part of my question concerning な-adjectives. – SystematicDisintegration Jun 29 at 13:57
  • Pure な-adjectives (like 静か) cannot be followed by の. Only 静かな場合 is correct. – user22701 Jun 29 at 13:59
  • @Komet I wanted to confirm because there are instances where a な-adjective is followed by some other modifying particle. For example, 「静かだそうだ」: "I heard it's quiet." – SystematicDisintegration Jun 29 at 14:04
  • な adjectives only have な attached in the 連体形 (attributive form, where it's modifying a noun). They can be conjugated in various other ways for other grammatical constructions. kokugobunpou.com/%E7%94%A8%E8%A8%80/… – Leebo Jun 29 at 14:12

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