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Is there a way to tell which sentences or structures particle wa can replace particle wo for emphasis in?

I've been told that in the sentence, kare wa tsugou ga warui koto wa kakusu wo can be used instead of wa in the last particle like, kare wa tsugou ga warui koto wo kakusu but that wa is used ...
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How would you write exaggerated emphasis?

In textual conversations in English, one might write “I’m sooooo excited for the concert tonight!” or similar statements where typically a vowel is repeated for the sake of “exaggerated emphasis.” Is ...
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Usage of は in these sentences

I am learning the lyrics to the song "Last Summer Whisper" by 杏里. I came across these lines: Baby, love again 二人の愛はもどりはしないけど Baby, love again せめてあなたをにくみたくはないの What is the usage of the は ...
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Japanese quotation marks

I'm trying to understand the use of Japanese quotation marks, and I'm at a loss: in other languages, inverted commas shows (1) a direct quote («He said, "That's not enough"»), a non literal ...
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Questions about punctuation in a light novel

I have the first time of No game No life in Japanese. However, there are some things that puzzled me quite a bit about the punctuation. As you can see in the photo, I don't understand the reason why ...
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What does emphasis mean in the がして of the following sentence? [duplicate]

I'm translating this old book I have from Japanese to English, and I come across the following sentence. 背後で聞き覚えのある声がして、思わず一歩後ずさってしまった。 I think in the above instance the して is being used to ...
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Meaning of んでしょう in this context?

In the sentence 「なんて優しいんでしょう!」what is the purpose of adding んでしょう?
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Is the following Japanese sentence negative or positive in English?

Context: Character A has just told the character who is the narrator that he has the talent to be an assassin. Being a normal person, and thus taken off guard, the narrator responds with the following:...
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