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Use of の (particle) in this sentence: [duplicate]

こんにちは! Recently, I've been practicing for the JLPT N5 using the website's sample questions. However, in sample question 5, where it asks to give the correct particle out of a choice of four particles,...
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Which is correct: の or を + 勉強に [duplicate]

I recently see this sentence: 日本へ美術の勉強に行きます Previous lesson, I learnt that to express "to learn something", we use the pattern: N (The subject to learn) + を + 勉強する But the first sentence uses ...
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Jlpt/n5q5: 弟は部屋◯掃除をしました。◯: の versus に option

In the JLPTN5, 5th question, "弟は部屋◯掃除をしました" I'm trying to understand why the の option is more appropriate than the に option. Both appear to be correct in English. With に we are taking "the room" as ...
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How would you say “doing something in preparation for something else”?

I was trying to make a Japanese sentence using て form to make a sentence that "Describes the manner in which the second verb is performed". While making my sentence I ran into a snag. Here what I was ...
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Usage of 如き, 如し, 如く

如き【ごとき】, 如し【ごとし】, 如く【ごとく】 all mean "like/as if/the same as". Is there a certain way they can be used or are they interchangeable?
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いろいろ質問する versus いろいろな質問する

Most people use いろいろ質問する. But if I analyze it, いろいろ is な形容詞. So I think it should be いろいろな質問する. What do you think?
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Connecting Sino-Japanese verbs

As a rule the Japanese verbs are connected by ~たり pattern. For example: 出社【しゅっしゃ】したり退社【たいしゃ】したりする。 But is it grammatically correct, when I connect these two verbs by 及び【および】? For example: ...
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Why we should use “を” instead of “に” when talking about a place?

I have a question regarding this sentence: かのじょといっしょにこうえんをさんぽします。 If the "を" marks a direct object of a sentance, why we use it the way it looks above. Could we use here "に" instead of "を"? ...
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Why is using the particle 'wo' now seemingly optional?

Why is using wo, now seemingly optional? Now I tend to only see noun suru opposed to noun wo suru/shimasu. What are the implications/ connotations of using or not using wo? Are there times where you ...
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Identifying relative clauses: Is this の replaceable with が?

I was browsing through the Japanese Dictionary for the definition of "歯医者” One of the definition is as follow "歯の治療をする医者". I believe that the の here is replaceable with が here. But I am not sure how ...
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電話する or 電話をする to form the verb

I'd like to know if there is any difference between 電話する and 電話をする, if they mean the same, or if 電話をする doesn't even exist. I ask this because in an exercise in my book it says to use をする with 電話 to ...
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Why does the following sentence contain など?

If you have read Japanese Wikipedia articles such as this one, you will have come across sentences like the following. この項目を加筆・訂正などしてくださる協力者を求めています My translation of the sentence goes like this: ...
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名詞になる versus 名詞する versus 名詞だ

I noticed there are certain nouns that can be used in 名詞になる, 名詞する, and 名詞だ forms. For example: 彼女が・妊娠・うんざり・怪我・看護師・うつ伏せ・している。 彼女が・妊娠・うんざり・怪我・看護師・うつ伏せ・になっている。 彼女が・妊娠・うんざり・怪我・看護師・うつ伏せ・だ。 She is ...
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Can の be used to link nouns to verbs?

So I read that の can be used like an 's in English to show possession of something belonging to someone. But I am confused. Is it grammatically correct to use の as in: 部屋の掃除を手伝う to mean "help with ...
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~する and ~をする question

I believe these are both grammatical, is there a slight nuance difference for not having を?: 私は毎日三十分ぐらい運動をすることにしています。 And 私は毎日三十分ぐらい運動することにしています。

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