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語順. Japanese word order can be very flexible. According to some theories, there is usually an "unmarked" word order, and other orders are achieved by "scrambling" the constituents into different positions.

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When and how to use 家は, 家から, ここは, and ここから

What is the difference of the following: a) 家はここから近いです b) ここは家から近いです c) ここから家は近いです d) 家からここは近いです Edit: This is what I think of the Japanese above: a) my house is near here, b) this place is near my ...
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"I wish I could say…"

Just wondering how you would say "I wish I could say "I miss you""? I was thinking it would be something along the lines of 「恋しい」語るできたらいいのに although I'm not sure. Thanks!