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Confusion on は being used [duplicate]

So the sentence is " そういう相手は力で叩き潰して教えるに限る" which translates to "people like you need to be crushed by force." I'm confused on why it isn't written as"そういう相手を"。If は is used could it also be translated ...
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The particle は before 押す [duplicate]

スイッチは押しましたか。 Can を be used in place of は here? (Have you pressed the switch? / Did you press the switch?) 押す is a transitive verb, so the use of は is confusing. Thank you for your help!
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Can someone help me understand Japanese particles?

This my first post, so hello everyone! wa vs ga: When I introduce myself to someone, is it always assumed that my name is already the topic even though nobody has mentioned it before? I've never ...
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"は + verb" instead of "を + verb"?

I have stumbled upon instances where "は + verb" is used in situations where I thought "を + verb" should be used. For example, recently I've seen その覚悟はしてました I was prepared for that ...
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Particle は replacing を - where does the stress lie?

I've recently learned that the particle を can be replaced by either particles は/が. However, the stress on the focus of the sentence doesn't make sense to me. My book gives this example: ご飯を食べました。...
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The meaning and nuance behind the phrase "話は通してある"

話は通してある This is a phrase I've come across a few times recently in manga. For example: 「ユキにも話は通してある」 I'm not familiar with it so I'm not quite sure of it's correct meaning and usage, looking ...
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please help me break down this confusing sentence involving the usage of は and の particle and also ことにする

実のある話はしないことにしています。 I'm not going to tell you anything substantive. I found this in a bio of an author. after finding the meaning with the help of an auto-translator I had a several questions, I ...
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The use of が, は and を in 私は総てを愛している

Is the を interchangeable with が in this case? And if I say 私が総てを愛している does it mean 'I'm everything that I love'?
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Noun だけは + verb

今はどうにか爆発だけは抑えてるわ They're talking about a weird monster trapped in a tank. I don't get how だけは works here after a noun and with 抑える I thought it said something like "Explosions are the only thing ...
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止める and 止まる being used equally

Last year, on Lang-8, I wrote a text and there was the following sentence there: 英語を作文するは止まるのだ。 I tried to mean "I will stop to write English texts (on Lang-8)". I have got two corrections: ...
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Does this mean anything? 私たちはしておりません

This is an interview with Hiroshi Yamauchi. I can never understand even 1 sentence he says in any interviews he ever does. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcrvjSjWmPM&t=0m56s 32ビットを意識して、...
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What does はもってmean in this conversation?

A: コートをもっていますか? B: ええ、もっています。 A: じゃ、せびろももっていますか? B: いいえ、せびろはもっていません。
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