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Function of だと and と in this sentence: 興味のある事だと、あなたは一生懸命に理解しようと努めるでしょう。

興味のある内容で学習しましょう this is the title of original text where I pick up the sentence to give better understanding of what is said. The sentence is: 興味のある事だと、あなたは一生懸命に理解しようと努めるでしょう。 I know that と can mean ...
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Why choose の over が?

What is the difference between using の and using が in these two expressions? 興味がある 興味のある The full sentence: それは学生にとって興味のある問題だと思う。 I understand the meaning, but it seems to me you could replace that ...
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Difference between ことのできる and ことができる [duplicate]

I came across this sentence while reading a visual novel (Clannad): そして、クラスの中で、唯一俺が心を許して話すことのできる人間だった。 Why does this sentence use ことのできる instead of ことができる for the potential form? Does it change the ...
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What part is this clause modifying (修飾) in the following long sentence?

I am having trouble parsing the following long sentence: 「ものづくり」という言葉は、日本の伝統の力と新しい技術と芸術的センスを融合させた日本人の「もの」に対する気持ちが深く表れている言葉だと言えるのではないでしょうか。 I can't figure out if the clause 日本の伝統の力と新しい技術と芸術的センスを融合させた ...
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The effect of adjectives on adjectival verbs

Recently I was reading「鶴の笛」by (林芙美子) and came across this sentence: 足の悪い鶴は、みんなのいなくなったさびしい沼地のふちの葦のしげったところに立ってみんなが飛びたって行った空をみていました。 The English translation of this sentence by J. D. Wisgo says: The ...
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「は」vs 「が」 in subordinate clauses

I'm confused about「は」vs「が」 in subordinate clauses. Here are a few examples from (very basic) grammar books: 僕が 電話したとき、ナツミは もういなかった。When I called, Natsumi had already left. 弟が 日本に来たら、私は 日光に連れて行きたい。...
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Noun+の+adjective+Noun: エネルギー消費の大きい生き方

エネルギー消費の大きい生き方に敬礼 Those who expend great energy in their lives, I salute you.‌ I've seen this pattern used several times, Noun+の+adjective+Noun, but I've never really understood if the adjective is ...
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Regarding がある/のある

I'm writing somthing for my Japanese class currently, and I wrote 「おいしい食べ物のあるレストラン」and I thought that when ある was modifying a noun you could change it to の but my teacher corrected it to が. Are there ...
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Why is が used this way in this sentence with 好き?

せんぱいが好きな食べ物は、なんですか? I come across this sentence in a web novel, I think it is supposed to be せんぱいの好きな食べ物は、なんですか?Why is せんぱい marked with が here? Is there a different use of the word すき other than the ...
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How does the transitive and intransitive verbs work when modifying a noun?

How do they work in relation with the particles? Like for example わたしの知らないこと vs 私に分からないこと. I notice that the 知らない doesn’t really go with the particle に like in the other one. Why is that and do ...
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What's the grammar behind ヤカンのある部屋?

I tried to make a sentence saying that since I don't have the key I cannot go inside the room that has a kettle: 鍵がないからヤカンがある部屋に入れなかった But I was told that it sounds better if I changed it for ...
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Is ことのある the same as ことがある? [duplicate]

I was trying to understand this sentence: それは聞いたことのない少女の声であった。 And I found this answer. The answerer changed ことのある to ことがある, stating that "の is used as a subject marker in some cases." Does ...
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Is "noun + の + adjective" correct/allowed?

耳の大きい I heard this phrase a while ago and it's been bugging me since. Is this correct? I have looked and heard different answers from both sides, but I'm still quite unsure. Although the question was ...
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What's the difference between が and の in this sentence?

On Kana-Boon's スノーグローブ (Snow Globe) song, there are two versions of the same sentence: 君が好きな白い雪になろう 君の好きな白い雪になろう What is the difference between these two sentences? Does の have a possession meaning, ...
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Meaning of koto + no together in particular sentence

I'm trying to read a bit more in Japanese and I bought a Japanese reader. There is this passage of The Spider's Thread by Akutagawa Ryuunosuke that says: ここへきてから何年に出した事のない声で「しめた。しめた」と笑いました。 I get ...

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