I'm not quite sure how to understand the second sentence below as it looks incomplete to me. If it was because the speaker interrupted what he was saying with the next line then I would have expected something to indicate this. Could someone help me understand which of the following this is:

  • There something implied after the は
  • It is incomplete because the speaker interrupted what he was saying.
  • Something else I haven't thought of




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    We need more context. – Yuuichi Tam Oct 6 '19 at 19:19
  • Unfortunately there isn't really much more context that I can give. This is his first day at a new school that he has transferred to, he's very worn out as this school he is very different from what he is used to. At the end of the day he is invited out by her as she is going to buy some melonpan. – reen1 Oct 6 '19 at 21:21
  • It depends on the context for sure. I can translate it with my own interpretation (for example) as: "Ah, melon bread, that's surely a delicious stuff." – Amanda Zhang Oct 6 '19 at 22:55

That sentence in question has nothing to do with common "incomplete-looking" constructions like "行かないと" ("I must go") or "見ても?" ("Mind if I take a look?").

From what I can see, it can be a "true" incomplete sentence. Simply, there are three people in the scene, and the third speaker interrupted the second speaker while he was still speaking. Or else, if there are only two people, it means the second speaker suddenly remembered why he cannot go with her while he was still speaking. Anyway, if this is from a novel or a manga, there is almost certainly some hint regarding what happened.

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