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How is the use of を broken down in this sentence? [duplicate]

I've been reading a Visual Novel, and I came across this sentence: リリーはくすくす笑い、ティースプーンを置くと、カップとソーサーを手にゆっくりテーブルに向かってくる。 What's throwing me off is the use of を right after 「カップとソーサー~」I put the sentence ...
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Please help explain the use of particle を in this sentence [duplicate]

厳しい寒さの影響で西日本を中心に暖房用の電力の需要が高まり、 I’m quite confuse on the usage of particle を in this sentence. From my understanding, this を is marking the object which i think is 西日本 but i can’t find the verb that ...
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Particle を with missing verb [duplicate]

次の作品を最後に筆を折るつもりです I plan to give up writing after my next piece I asked a similar question here, but I don't think the same explanation applies (I may be missing something). There is no verb to go ...
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(そして彼女は窓際の壁を背に床に座り込む) - What does 壁を背に床に座り込む mean? [duplicate]

そして彼女は窓際の壁を背に床に座り込む。 - And then she sat against the wall to the side of the window. Judging the meaning, I think I managed to grasp what it means but I'm confused about how this sentence works. I ...
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this sentence seem lacking verb to me?how can i understand it properly pls help me translate it [duplicate]

日本語は地方ごとに多様な方言があり、とりわけ琉球諸島で方言差が著しい(「方言」の節参照)。近世中期までは京都方言が中央語の地位にあったが、近世後期には江戸方言が地位を高め、明治以降の現代日本語では東京山の手の中流階級以上の方言(山の手言葉)を基盤に標準語(共通語)が形成された. I assume 東京山の手の中流階級以上の方言(山の手言葉)を基盤に標準語(共通語)が形成された mean: (...
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数人の学生を取り巻きに歩くその後ろ姿へ向けて、いのは叫んだ [duplicate]

数人の学生を取り巻きに歩くその後ろ姿へ向けて、いのは叫んだ。 The translation should be something along the lines of "Ino shouted at the figure who was walking with a few students around them". In my mind though this ...
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Meaning and transitivity of ゴミ袋を手に立ち上がる

While doing some translating, I stumbled upon this usage of 立ち上がる。 わたしがゴミ袋を手に立ち上がると、イツカ君とお姉ちゃんは二人一緒にわたしの所へやって来ました。 It doesn't match up with the definitions I'm familiar with, nor any of the other ...
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Role of と in 必要とします

植物は水と光を必要とします I don't understand the second particle と here. I was taught 必要があります, and I don't understand this construction, the は is also confusing to me, I would have used に. Shouldn't it be: ...
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What is the difference between 〜を〜とする and 〜を〜とした before nouns?

In everything I can find online, the constructions [N1]を[N2]とする[N3] and [N1]を[N2]とした[N3] are lumped together as basically having the same meaning. Is there any difference between them? My textbook ...
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とする・にする before a noun

「竜の歯を依り代とした人型はコルキス王の魔術と聞く。 その娘、王女メディアは稀代の魔女と謳われたそうだが?」 Does this mean: The human form who made the dragon tooth as a vessel or A human form which was a dragon tooth made vessel. How does ...
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What's the difference between としたところで and にしたところで and how to use it in a "positive" way

「A に/としたところで B」 is really confusing me. According to my textbook the difference seems to be that にしたところで is used with nouns while everything else takes としたところで。 According to this website, however, ...
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NounをAdjectiveとするNoun meaning something like a normal adjective

This is a bit embarrassing, but on no less than the very first line of Komi-san, in Japanese, I'm presented with the following: Now I've searched for a solid hour and found no definition for ...
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What do 「生業とし」and「究極」mean in this passage?

While watching Konosuba, when Megumin will do her self-introduction (she speaks in an archaic way) she says: 我【わ】が名【な】はメグミン! アークウィザードを生業【なりわい】とし、最強【さいきょう】の攻撃【こうげき】魔法【まほう】、爆裂【ばくれつ】魔法【まほう】を操【あやつ】る者【もの】。...
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Subject for とする

I need help figuring out who is the subject for とする in the below sentence 日本語を母語としない人の視点に立って、実際の使い方をわかりやすく解説します。(source) I understand AはBとする as "A assume/regard B." But I can't apply this ...
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The meaning (and reading) of 間 in context of people, 境 and 混, does it mean 'getting into a group or clique'?

I'm slowly, very very slowly working through this story here while I study kanji (using kanjidamage) and with basic Japanese grammar skills, very much a beginner. 間 seems to be leaning toward 'period ...
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