In a letter by a mangaka at the end of a manga, I encountered the following sentence:


Is verb + つもりも + potential verb + 程 a fixed expression or do I have to interpret it literally?

Here you can see the original page. Thank you for your help!

  • Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/28880/…
    – user4032
    Jan 4, 2020 at 4:05
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    Was it 「上等も」 or 「上等とも」?
    – user4032
    Jan 4, 2020 at 4:05
  • It was 上等とも, I corrected it, thank you @l'électeur
    – Marco
    Jan 4, 2020 at 4:11

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You don't seem to be parsing it correctly, I'm afraid...

I think you could probably parse it as something like...


And you could split it to:

+ (〝正しいこと〟が)描ける程、自分を上等と思っていないけど...

「XXもYYも~~ない」(or 「XXもないしYYも~~ない」) = "neither XX nor YY"

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