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Is 'Kimi ga yo' a valid japanese predicate? [duplicate]

I'm currently learning Japanese and struggling at understanding the translation of the japanese anthem 'Kimi ga yo' supposedly translated as 'Your reign'. I heard about double subject construct so I ...
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が in ゆえに or んがため; が > の shift? [duplicate]

I am well aware that が and の are interchangeable in cases like this where there is a "subordinate clause" (forgive my imprecise language). However, as I was working through my N1 grammar reviews, I ...
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の and が before 丘 [duplicate]

光が丘 and 梅が丘 are places in Tokyo, and 平和の丘 is a place in Okinawa. Why is the particle が used in the first two names? Why isn't の used like in 平和の丘?
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How to parse 「月日の経つのは早いものだ」

月日の経つのは早いものだ。 From left to right, the first の marks a genitive case and the second one acts as a nominalizer. This means that the nominalized clause 経つの is being modified by 月日, forming a noun phrase ...
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Why is there a が in 深淵に臨むが如し?

In the sentence 深淵に臨むが如し why is there a particle が after the verb 臨む? Shouldn't it be 深淵に臨むよう?
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Grammar of -がために

I've seen a few sentences with this, "(~る)がために" construction, however whenever I look it up I just get grammar points about "(ないーform)んがために". Is "(~る)がために" just a more ...
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Do possessive pronouns exist at all in Japanese or the only way to refer to possession is through the "no" particle?

In English or Spanish there are possessive pronouns like my, your, her, his, mi, tu, su, etc. that you can use to show possession. For example, my car. But in Japanese the only way I've seen (or that ...
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Difference among んがため and べく?

could somebody help me understanding the difference between んがため and べく? They both mean "In order to", but I don't think they are interchangeable. Could somebody provide me some examples to understand ...
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How do you use の as a de-facto が particle?

Apparently の can be used as a de-facto が particle. Now this sorta makes sense as in Japanese the line between something defining scope (A は/が B), and some defining association (A の B), is vary thin. ...
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meaning of ~に於るが如く

What is the meaning of the structure ~に於るが如くin the sentence「兵士の気節に於るが如く」? It is my understanding that [Verb]+が如く is a somewhat literary synonym for [Verb]+ように, meaning "like [Verb]", or &...
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