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Diffrence between である and がある?

Most simply put, the difference between 何々【なになに】である and 何々【なになに】がある is the difference between "it is something", and "there is something". 机【つくえ】である → "it is a desk" (as ...
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Understanding 良いって人だけ

Unfortunately you've made parsing errors around それでも and だけ. それでも良い is "(even) that is fine". って right after it is a colloquial version of という. This だけ is not だけに. が is omitted after だけ. ...
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What is the difference between Xを同伴する and Xを同伴させる?

少女を同伴する to have/take a girl as a companion 少女を同伴させる to make/let a girl accompany you The former only expresses the fact that the girl is with the speaker. The latter involves causation, i.e., asking, ...
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Does って have a conditional usage with verbs?

This だ is part of the past form of 叫ぶ. And this って is a conjunctive meaning "even if". 叫んだって is an informal/colloquial (and slightly more emphatic) version of 叫んでも. Some questions about って ...
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Can 近く modify an adjective to mean "almost adjective"?

一時間近く is the phrase you want to focus on. They retraced the route from the library once more, and wander for almost an hour down the dark corridors. or possibly "about an hour". Either ...
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Phrases involving どうした

それがどうした? is used just like the English phrase what of it? or so what?. The English is just a little more terse than the Japanese. "So Snope stole it, so what?" Here are some other uses of ...
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