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Using と as a comparison particle properly

From an IMABI tutorial on the と particle: It appears the lesson is that the noun marked by と/に marks the "basis of comparison", or the thing which other things are being compared to. ...
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Comparing two items: How does 「...と...とどちらが」work?

I've seen the pattern 「...と...とどちらが」when comparing two items, but I'm unclear how it works. Here's an example: 肉と魚とどちらが好きですか。"Which do you prefer, meat or fish?" I'm unclear what the second ...
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お+Vます+ください vs お+Vます+になってください

I was wondering if there is a slight nuance difference between these 2 honorific patterns. I 'll give an examle with 座る. 1)お座りください。 2) お座りになってください。(or as it is commonly encountered: お掛けになってください。) To ...
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Comparison Japanese / Mandarin : postpositions

I saw a sentence that goes like this : 利用上の注意 In Chinese, we have similar constructions were a noun is followed by a postposition (although the exact syntactic category is debated), followed by a ...
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Implicit comparison with ほど

Does Japanese have a way to do an implicit comparison using ほど or より? For instance, Since they are cold, these cookies aren't as good. Here, we don't specify as good as what? usual? other cookies? ...
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What is the tense agreement rule in comparative/subjunctive sentences?

Does tense of the verbs matter in the comparison part of the sentence? As I understand the main difference should come from the main verb/adjective. Forexample, in the sentences that are equivalent to ...
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よろしく as particle/adverb meaning ように?

Recently I came across an unfamiliar usage of よろしくnamely よろしくas an particle? adverb? Probably it means something like ~ように。I was told it gives the sentence an "ironic" nuance but I am not ...
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When to use としたら instead of たら for conditionals

When is it recommended to use としたら in place of simply たら? It seems that in many cases たら can serve the role of "if it you were..." so in what places do we need to use としたら? For example, ...
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Comparison with ほうは rather than ほうが

Continuing my mission to understand how people can learn Japanese with Duolingo (I'm sure it's not possible) I was posed the following sentence: My current apartment is more spacious than my previous ...
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How can I express that X is as big/small/fast/... as Y?

I would like to know how to express that something is equal in some aspect to another thing (or person, if that makes a difference), as you would express in English by saying: X is as (adjective) as Y ...
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