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Basically I’m wondering if です can be nominalized. 1. です is not the dictionary form. Dictionary form for です is だ. So, your question should be asked as: Can だ be nominalised? 2. Nominalisation (or to nominalise) litteraly means [to make a noun]. So, if to say your question in simple words, than it would turn to: Can I make a noun from だ? If to look at how ...


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i-adjective + である is not grammatical for the same reason i-adjective + だ is not grammatical: i-adjectives already serve as a predicate without need for a copula (or in other words, you can imagine that the meaning “is”/“to be” is embedded in the i-adjective). i-adjective + です is grammatical, but the です here is not the usual copula, it is just a polite marker ...


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