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what is the proper way to use 一冊? [duplicate]

For example when I say 彼は本を一冊持っています vs 彼は一冊の本を持っています Which is more natural?. the first one seems more correct to me but I don't really know why or...maybe I'm wrong.
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Counter before or after noun [duplicate]

When I first learnt about counters I was taught that the number with its counter comes after the noun e.g. 鳥を二羽見た。 I saw two birds Recently I've been seeing constructions like this: 二羽の鳥を見た。 Is ...
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Why is the を particle used twice here

I came across this sentence in the basic kanji book くつを一足とくつ下を四足買いました The sentence has two を particles even though I thought the を particles can only be used once in a sentence. I thought since ...
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JLPT sentence order section [duplicate]

I keep on trying this type of jlpt questions and I keep on failing. Do you have any recommendation on what to read or what to review? An example question that I answered wrong is : れいぞうこにくだもの__ * ...
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counters for weight?

After looking online, I found a counter supposedly for grams: 匁(monme). Is this right? Also, would I just use it with the noun + particle + counter + verb form? Like 食べ物の一千匁をもって来る.
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How to say “Everyone but me …”

Inspired by this question, I asked myself how I would say "Everybody but me..." e.g. "Everybody but me ate fish". At first I thought of 私以外の人はみんな... which is a phrase that seems to occur often on ...
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Omitting を in writing

I came across the sentence その子は指で十数えました in writing, and I was under the impression that, in written Japanese particles are not omitted. I can see that that sentence means, "That child counted to ten ...
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Listing two different object

I encounter this question in my problem set. Reizoko ni kudamono ____ (_____) _____ _____ ga arimasu ga 2. mittsu 3. to 4. gyuunyuu I see in the solution that the answer for word in ...
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Grammatically speaking, what is もう一つ?

I have come across もう一つ multiple times now, and I know it means "another one", but I'm struggling to understand it's grammatical function in a sentence. It looks like the combination of the adverb もう ...
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function of 一度 in the following sentence

In the sentence: 一度にケーキを全部は、とても食べられない。 I am confused about the function and placement of 「一度」. Also, the object is the 'cake' because of the particle を, but why is it followed by 全部 as the subject? ...
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What is the point of 一名 in this sentence?

(Taken from ジョジョ6部) 「女性受刑者が一名頭部を砕かれ変死をとげたというのに…」 I don't really get the point behind 「一名」in this sentence. My guess is that the sentence (badly) translates to something like: "And although one/a ...
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Sentence Structure Question

So I’ve asked a similar questions before here, think I’m right here but just wanted to make sure So the sentence ‘Yesterday 3 guests came over to my house’, am I right in saying it can be said in ...
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Meaning of と in “Quantifier plus と”

I failed to understand the meaning of と in the sentence "峠を二つ三つとこえても、まだ海は見えてこない" when I read the story あの坂をのぼれば. I browsed through the meanings of と in 明鏡国語辞典, but it seems none of them fits. Could ...