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Most natural way to say "This movie was good" [duplicate]

この映画はよかったです. or この映画はいいでした. My understanding is that they both have the same literal meaning. Is there a subtle difference between them? And, does it sound more natual to use one or the other?
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Why is it おいしかったです and not おいしかったでした? [duplicate]

There are a few other questions related to this, but they do not explain the why of the matter. As I understand it です is present tense while でした is past tense. As such, I would (wrongly) intuit to say ...
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Why can't だ be used after an I-adjective?

I have been constantly told that だ can not be placed after an I-adjective. Why is that?
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Why is 高いです acceptable but 高いではあります not acceptable?

This interesting thread got me thinking about the various forms of the copula and how です is a contraction of で(は)あります. I am wondering why the standard X は Y で(は)あります does not seem to work for certain ...
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How do you say this? (Warning NSFW)

How would you say: "I want a girl to sit on my face" in Japanese? Would it be something like this: "俺の顔の上に女の子を座りたいだ"?
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Why いadjectives imply affirmation

I've heard that you don't have to use だ with いadjectives because it will be redundant since いadjectives already imply affirmation, then there is no need to use だ. And okay, i think i get it, but why… ...
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Past tense for adjective in diary

I received feedback from a teacher about my use of past tense in my diary. I'm not sure where I went wrong here: I went to see the Osaka castle. It was very beautiful. 大阪城を見に行きました。とても綺麗です。 The ...
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Using い and な adjectives

According to the book I am reading, "Sakura is beautiful" is written as さくらはきれいです and "Sakura is a beautiful flower" is さくらはきれいなはなです ,but when using たかい the na form isn't used. ...
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何も+Verb / Noun (?) / Adj (?)+ない

According to jlptsensei and other sources (google), for the 何も〜ない construct, all of verbs, nouns, and adjectives can be used. But however, from all of the sources and my intuition, I can't find ...
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What is the proper form of a short question with an i-adjective vs. a na-adjective?

I have read that great answer about i-adjectives being predicates. How does it reflect in questions? Say, I have a dialogue: — Is your city a beautiful one? — Yes, it is. — Is it big? ...
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