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Can を used with だ/です

I came across the following passage in a mystery manga. The main character is explaining that the as of yet unknown criminal intentionally made the listener think that Kimisawa was the criminal (...
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~を僕はします Question about word order

In school I was taught to write sentences, with 'I/me' or any other pronoun first-person or not, always being at the beginning of a sentence like so: 僕はリンゴがダサいと思います。 Yet I frequently see sentences ...
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What does this sentence mean? 夕刻、夢ト見紛ウ

So I found this song "夕刻、夢ト見紛ウ" by AtF and it was awesome, I know that "夢" means dream, and the "ト" could be indicating the particle 'and" so, what does the whole ...
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〜を。。。だ inside a と言う clause

In the ASK Graded Reader ゴン狐, the following sentence appears: 魚売りは、おれを泥棒だと言って、。。。 I have seen that using を。。。と言う is like saying 'to call somebody something.' My issue is that there is a だ at the end ...
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How is this unnecessarily informal?

I was reading this particular answer, when I found something interesting and confusing to me. The answer stated: If one had to insert a particle in [会社{かいしゃ}など230の会社] that made sense, that ...
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それからを休暇と捉えるのか、いや、楽しいから休暇のように感じられていたまるっと1年を特別な1年と捉えるのか。

The context is someone recalling memories of overseas study exchange program and graduation. アメリカでgraduationがあったのが2月の14日。 もう7ヶ月。それからを休暇と捉えるのか、いや、楽しいから休暇のように感じられていたまるっと1年を特別な1年と捉えるのか。 This is my own ...
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人のことをいっときながら DB Chapter 2

This is Bulma alone complaining about Goku rudeness. Translated as: "I can't believe he had the nerve to call me stuff like witch or fairy". 人のことを = things to people (like in saying things to people) ...
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grammatical and semantic difference of "嘘と思う" and "嘘だと思う"

Before I move on to the topic, here is my analysis based on my grammar book: これを嬉しいと思う。 これを親切だと思う。 The bolded part are quotation (引用), and the と behaves as a 格助詞 (quotation ...
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please help me understand the meaning and structure of this sentence

流行りものとは突き放すことはしないまでもある程度距離を置く The most confusing part for me is understanding the しないまでもある程度 part. Another thing I’m not so sure about is the first と particle. Is it in this case modifying (?) the ...
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How do you say "I think X is Y"

I've been thinking of this for a while and I need a bit of a clarification. For example, if I want to say "I think he is a good person", would it be: a) 私は彼がいい人と思う   or b) 私は「彼はいい人」と思う Also, if it ...
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して omitted in として?

I am reading this manga called Spy x Family; In one of the pages there is a car accident caused by a failure of the car break, resulting in the death of a Diplomat. Later in a meeting, the following ...
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What does 母と慕う彼女は mean?

What does 母と慕う彼女は mean? I posted the question on HiNative to no luck and Google Translate is definitely way off. The use of the と particle has me a bit confused.
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It seems だ can be omitted in とは思う?

いたずらに会議体を作って、賛否両論を並べ、これ以上時間を費やすのは賢明とは思えません。(source) しかし、何時までも状況改善を待つことは賢明とは思えません。(source) 今日のあなたの服装はとても仕事向きの服装とは思えませんが。(source) I am under the impression after a 名詞/形容動詞, 「だとは思えません」 and the だ-less 「...
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used of と侮る in these sentence and ~と侮る vs ~を侮る (perhaps related to 知る as well)

speaker is someone that normally fights demons, but fell for a trap set up by A, a human. Speaker has always hated A. 私としたことが……相手が、魔族じゃないと……Aごときと侮って、視野が狭くなってた…… pass out I, of all people.... A...isn'...
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When do you use the particles "ga" or "wo" for certain adjectives? [duplicate]

I understand the differences between using "ga" and "wo" for action verbs and static verbs, but what about for adjectives? For example, typically you would say Xが怖い, but I see several cases where it's ...