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The meaning of もの in this sentence [duplicate]

In a business letter, 私どもにとりましては、御社のように信用も厚く手広くご商売をなさっているところと、ぜひお取引願いたいものと考えております。 I am wondering why the writer added もの because we can express the same meaning without the もの there, can'...
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What's the meaning of ものだ here? [duplicate]

I came across the following two examples, but I cannot understand their meaning and what that ものだ stands for. Does anybody knows it? The first one goes: "人間というのは、本来一人では生きられないものだ。"While the other one ...
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Difference between ものだ and というものだ

人気者がそろっているというだけで、華やいだかんじになるというものだ。 Simply having popular people around makes for a cheerful feeling. I think the ものだ used here is number 2) from this answer. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I was ...
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why ひどい神もいたもんだ means “that's a mean god”?

the english version of the material Im reading says "that's a mean god", and a friend told me that means "there is a bad god ,isn't it?" , but I don't understand why. I know ひどい神 (bad,cruel, God) I ...
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「知るか」 and variant phrases

I didn't find any questions about this, except for this one, but it's not really the same thing. I've seen the phrase 「知るか」 a few times in anime and manga before and I've always interpreted it as "as ...
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Is 「(i-adjective) + そうだったと思う」 grammatical/natural?

The lack of Google results for this kind of construction (relative to the number for the equivalent [i-adjective] + そうだと思う and [i-adjective] + そうだと思った for many i-adjectives) made me antsy about using ...
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なにかなのだろう parsing and meaning

In a short story I found a sentence I'm having difficulties understand no matter how I look at it or how I try to parse it: これは、心の病かもしれない、と思い、私と母はやがてじょじょにだが公にする祝い事をとりやめていった。...
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How to interpret the “もの” in どうしたものでしょうか

I would like to ask how to interpret the "もの" or "もん" in the phrase "どうしたものでしょうか" or "どうしたもんか". Does it have any specific meaning or serve a grammatical function? I know the phrases have the same ...
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How to use の身で and what does that mean?

……よくもこのような若輩の身でそのようなことが堂々と言えるものだ…。 My guess would be that 身, in this case, means "one's position" or something like this, but how does that really work? For instance, if I were to say アメリカ人の身で in a ...
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ものだ expressing ambiguous emotions/concern?

This article lists many examples of using ものだ to articulate "deep concern." The author of this article explains that when you connect words which indicate desire like …たい and 欲しい with ものだ, your speech ...
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Meaning of “くらいいる”?

Read this sentence in an article. https://woman.excite.co.jp/article/love/rid_Cafegoogirl_246784/ アラサーにもなれば彼氏くらいいるものでしょ Why is くらい used here? I've only seen くらい used when speaking about quantity....
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願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか meaning?

in episode 3 of Shingeki no Kyojin at 8:30, I encounter this sentence. 願わくばこのまま穏やかなままとはいかねぇもんだろうか/ Try my hardest but couldn't understand what it means, can any expert here explain the structures ...
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もんだと after する verb meaning

I found a sentence: キップを連想するもんだと思うが What does mean? I found it could mean 揉う but I am not sure if it is correct.