Questions tagged [particle-ほど]

助詞「ほど」. This particle describes the approximate quantity of something, whether numerical or qualitative.

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The difference between くらい and ほど in hyperbole

The following two sentences, I believe, are grammatically okay, however I'm not sure on how they differ in nuance. もう[歩]{ある}けないほど[疲]{つか}れた! もう歩けないくらい疲れた! Additionally, why is it that: [死]{し}...
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Meaning of ほど in phrases like ご協力のほど , ご指導のほど, ご理解のほど (よろしくお願いします/ ありがとうございます) etc?

Some Japanese friends explained to me that adding のほど just makes the speech sound more formal/polite and business-like, but the logic behind the use of ほど (meaning "degree" or "extent", as I know) in ...
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If I heard correctly かけずほど当てにならない, then was it 書けずほど?

I heard the following phrase in response to someone claiming that he had researched documents about some historical figure. The person who had opposing idea commented with: かけずほど当てにならない From the ...
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Use of ~ほど~物(は/も)ない

特に見物するほど珍しい物もない 自分の匂いの染み付いていない巣穴ほど落ち着かない物はない。 I didn't think too much of the first line but it did feel a bit awkward to read, but when i saw this structure later on i got a bit confused. ...
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About …ほど constructions

Here, I already asked about a sentence containing a ほど construction, and chocolate was so kind to give me a nice, comprehensive answer :=) ("Issues with this sentence") However, a follow up question ...
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Can we re-position ほど phrase?

The following are commonly-used patterns that I find in some resources. A: 彼は私ほどハンサムじゃない。He is not as handsome as I. B: 私ほどハンサムな男の人はいない。There is no man who is as handsome as I. Question Is it ...