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「能力{のうりょく}のある人や努力{どりょく}した人が豊{ゆた}かになることが本当{ほんとう}の平等{びょうどう}というものだろう。」 To comprehend the reason for the double-が, you will need to analyze the sentence grammatically. What is the grammatical subject of this sentence? It is 「能力のある人や努力した人が豊かになること」. Yes, the subject itself is a mini-sentence that is nominalized by 「こと」. Since the subject is a nominalized ...


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【{怒られるの}が怖くて嘘をつくの】は、子供にありがちな行動です。 【Being afraid of{being scolded} and (thus) telling a lie】 is a behavior that tends to be found in children. → Telling a lie for fear of being scolded is a behavior children tend to exhibit. There are nested nominalized verbs, and the subject of the main clause is everything inside 【】. 怒られるの: being scolded (...


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Great question. 怒られる is the passive form of 怒る. This means it has the meaning of 'to be told off'. のが is making it into a noun form, similar to the English 'being told off'. Hopefully you can figure out the gist of the sentence from there; if not, I can help you with the rest of the sentence.


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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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