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Parsing problem — can two clauses share a single predicate?

この中の490万人ぐらいは、近くの国に逃げて難民になりました。ヨーロッパで難民の申請をしている人は120万人ぐらい、国の中で逃げている人は630万人います。 Around 4.9 million of these (people) have escaped to nearby countries and become refugees. As for the people who have ...
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How to say “He went to bed without taking a shower, brushing his teeth, removing his contact lenses”?

I want to say He went to bed without taking a shower, brushing his teeth, removing his contact lenses. Do I have to repeat the negation for every verb as follows? 彼は、シャワーを浴びず、歯を磨かず、コンタクトレンズを外さず、...
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Abbreviating sets of compounds with leading characters in common

I recently asked a question about on- and kun-yomi and in building the title guessed at how the two compounds involved could be contracted; landing on 「音・訓読み」. Is this indeed the correct way of ...
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Verb in dictionary form followed by のと

お母さんが頭を下げて試供品を受け取るのと、まる子がぴたりとさわぐのをやめるのは同時だった。 Mother bowed, and when she took the free sample, at the same time Maruko suddenly stopped making a racket. What is the purpose of the の in bold in this ...
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Comma between adjectives?

Is it okay to separate adjectives with a comma? Since my sentence has three adjectives, I added them just like how we would in English to separate a list containing three or more items (no comma if ...
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What does どくしんでハンサムだからね mean?

I can't understand what どくしんで means (I know there is the のです here but I can't understand the verb before it). Also, in the second part ハンサムだから, I studied that から is Place at the end of the first ...
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と followed by a comma

In the following sentence イタリアの理論物理学者フェルミ(Enrico Fermi )は,この現象を,原子核の崩壊を引き起こす力と,力を媒介する未知の粒子の存在を仮定することで説明しようとした。 I guess the と followed by a comma means an exhaustive and. But an and of what? I ...
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Can と be used to restate a noun?

I'm trying to understand this sentence, particularly how と works here. 朝から、算数、国語、社会、理科と退屈な授業が続く。 Does this mean "Starting early, I have boring classes which are arithmetic, language, society, and ...
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Confusion on usage of か marking alternatives with verbs

Most textbooks note that using か to mark two noun alternatives, the last one can be omitted. However, what about verbs? Would a textbook sentence such as 今晩の食事はステーキにするか、すしにするかまだ決めていません。 Stay ...