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For phrases modifying nouns, is the subject considered part of the modifier or separate?

Oftentimes I see phrases such as this in songs and such: 僕は迷い込んだ夢の中 I always interpreted these as the first part all modifying the noun, i.e. "Inside the dream I was lost in," here. However, when I ...
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Which clause(s) does といい modify in this sentence?

自然な話し方で話せるようになるためには、多くの日本人と色々な場面で話したり、日本の映画やドラマを見て、どんな場面で、どんな人が、どんな相手に、どんな話し方をしているかをよく観察するといいでしょう。 This is from the first reading of Tobira's second chapter. I actually have two questions: Which ...
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A complex structure: Xが~するYについて、~する者は

So I'm reading the One Punch Man manga to learn some vocabulary. I have the Portuguese translation and I compare it with my translation. But I read something that I think is wrong in the Portuguese ...
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Is the construction 'Verb + adjective + noun' possible?

I saw a scan of an official manga that's to be released, however the first speech bubble's grammar confused me. I am unsure if it is to be read as: 1) 水も滴るイイ男!! or as 2) 水も滴る。イイ男!! (1) makes ...
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Using 全員 (All students/All employees, etc.)

I'm often translating phrases like "All employees must register," or "All team members have made efforts to...," etc. It's a really basic question and I apologize if it has been addressed before, but ...
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Tense in noun modifying clauses?

When modifying nouns, if the noun you're modifying is a person, can the noun modifying clause be past tense? So if I wanted to say: The person I saw yesterday is here again today. Which is correct?...
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How to say where you buy something from

I'm working on noun modifying clauses so this sentence is a little basic. However would から be the appropriate word to use to express that I have bought something from a particular place. Where would ...
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Misplaced(?) に in たった4週間の間に毎日3Lの水を飲み続けた女性の変化がヤバすぎ!

Related: Particles after time expressions like "三週間" ( I suppose she got prettier and/or younger-looking. ) 【衝撃】 たった4週間の間に毎日3Lの水を飲み続けた女性の変化がヤバすぎ! 皆さん、普段の生活の中で意識して”水”を飲 ... ......
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How to determine which object this もう少し modifies?

The もう少し I'm referring to is in the third line of the lyrics of a song called Don't you see!: もう少しお互いを知り合うには 時間が欲しい Maybe I haven't learned much about the related grammar, but I'm thinking that the ...
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「時間」「約束」「用事」の修飾 (Noun modification for these 3 nouns)

日本語 動詞で修{しゅう}飾{しょく}するときには、「た」や「ない」などの形の動詞が使えるでしょう。 ミラーさんが 住んで いた うちに ねこが いました。 でも「みんなの日本語」(第22課)によると、「時間」や「約束」や「用事」の場合はいつも辞書形の動詞で修飾します。 朝ごはんを 食べる 時間 映画を 見る 約束 市役所へ 行く 用事 ...
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Why is it 悪魔 and not 悪の魔?

Shouldn't there be の to signify that 悪 modifies 魔? It seems to be a one word and not a phrase, how do we know if a double kanji is such a single word and not two separate ones when reading a text?
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Modifying individual nouns in の strings

I haven't seen any examples that make use of this, nor have I seen any evidence to the contrary, so I thought I'd ask about it. I know that の basically connects nouns and makes them all 1 noun that ...