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Does the particle "を" (wo) have a special use when at the end of a sentence?

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It's like Japanese color-by-numbers: the outline is there, but you have to pick your own verb to finish the picture.

My question is, to continue the analogy in the comment: among the crayons in the box, which verb (or verbs) does a native speaker choose to associate with the <を> in the following phrases? Clearly, not all verbs will work equally well; there must be a short list of possibilities.


Sweeter, bigger, and the best taste in Japan.


  • As one of the comments in the linked question says, a sentence like this is not a quiz or anything. Japanese people don't bother to try to imagine a particular verb each time they see a sentence like this. Instead, they just understand 日本一の味 is someone's desire or slogan, and keep reading.
    – naruto
    Jul 4, 2022 at 2:53

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I think it's just left to the reader's imagination, nothing more. In this case, the phrase in the linked article is followed by the description of how a chestnut (栗) breeder worked on improving his strains, and which lets me imagine verbs like 生み出す, 実現する, etc. But that's only after I read the rest of the passage.

If it was a catch copy on an advertisement of a sweet or something, I might imagine other verbs like 味わう instead.

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