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Why use が in the sentence below? [duplicate]

Why use が in the sentence below? Would を be equally correct? このピアノはとてもいい音がします。
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What does して have to do in [駅を降りたら、どこからともなく美味しそうないい匂いがしてきた。]? [duplicate]

Why wasn't it just [駅を降りたら、どこからともなく美味しそうないい匂いがきた。] without adding して? What is the role of して in the sentence? that して is supposed to be the 'te' form of 'suru' verb right? What is the closest English ...
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~色がする or ~色をする?

I came across the following sentence in an exercise, with the following propositions: 森さんが飼っている魚は、とてもきれいな色_____している。 A. に B. を C. で D. が I learnt that する is used with が when talking about something ...
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Difference between 呼ぶ声がします and 呼びます

The full context of the first original phrase is: 「・・・浦島{うらしま}さん、・・・浦島さん」と、誰かが呼{よ}ぶ声{こえ}がします。 I was just wondering, why is 声がする in the sentence when there is already 呼ぶ? Or rather, what would be ...
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Why is する used with things like 匂い・ネックレス・イヤリング?

These don't seem like the standard Noun+する verbs to me (e.g 食事する) and I have noticed that they only seem to take the している・していた forms. Why is this, and if I wished to say "put a necklace on", would I ...
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Meaning of (と)した in やんわりとした暖房

What does とした mean in this sentence? 心 ばかりの やんわり とした 暖房 の 教室 の 昼休み。 I saw this Meaning and usage of ~としたことが but I think it's a different とした
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Interpretation of のする

俺はいい匂いのするハンカチで、軽く触れる程度に汗を拭いた。/ using the handkerchief with a nice smell.... Also found 妹は何でも姉のするようにした / The younger sister behaved [did everything] just as her older sister did. When would one ...
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What is the meaning of している in this sentence?

I know from looking at the title many of you are thinking "Frey, you should KNOW THIS by now." And to be honest I should, its just a matter of the more research I did only served to further confuse me....
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Usage of する for the five senses - 音がする, 匂いがする, etc

Do these type of expressions mean that something is being perceived or that something is producing said sound/smell/etc? For example, in the Weblio website I saw "門を叩く音がする" translated as "There is a ...
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How is に used in にできる here? [duplicate]

Slight disclaimer. I did read the following post, Meaning of に in ~にできる , but did not see it's reasoning directly translating to my sentence. Here is sentence in question: 「...
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Usage of the phrase している [duplicate]

While I was working on 日本語総まとめ N3 文法, I came across the following. ここの砂は星みたいな形をしている. Now I know that this translates to "The sand here in this area are star-shaped." What I don't understand here is ...