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Why do we use が instead of を with a 他動詞 in the expression 車が止めてあります?

Is there a grammar rule I'm not aware of? Yes. 他動詞 + ある is a fairly common grammar pattern. It takes the particle が, and it is used to signal that an action has been taken deliberately by someone and ...
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Why do we use が instead of を with a 他動詞 in the expression 車が止めてあります?

You could easily say "The car is stopped (parked) in front of the house" and that would make sense. Yes, but this phrasing loses nuance. The plain form of います is いる, which is used for ...
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いいがと、Pattern meaning?

This が marks the end of a clause and technically means "but" in the typical way that Japanese end sentences with が or けど etc. The following と is the quotative と. So there is a suggestion ...
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What is the nuance of が in "以上が「は」と「が」の違いについての解説でした。"?

I think it falls in the 排他 category. You say a phrase like this to conclude your lecture, speech, etc. The point you want to make is that there will be no more and what you have said thus far is all ...
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Appearance of が after a て form

You are correct that this が is essentially adding a kind of emphasis. Some adverbial expressions such as ~まで, ~から, ~て may be used with an exhaustive-listing-が, just as a contrastive-は can be used at ...
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Is it possible to use のが twice in a sentence?

It is possible, but "I enjoy learning about Japan." is 私は日本について学ぶのがするのが楽しいです It has really nothing to do with using のが twice. As pointed out in the comment, 学ぶ is a verb, which is ...
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Difference between ウナギは魚だ and ウナギが魚だ

Contrary to your expectation, ウナギは魚だ is usually the natural sentence that just means "An eel is (a kind of) fish". Topicalization is not a rare phenomenon at all in Japanese. It happens all ...
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Why do we use が instead of を with a 他動詞 in the expression 車が止めてあります?

One can use either “〜が” or “〜を” actually, but they have different meanings. We first have to analyse the “〜てある” form of transitive verbs. This form means that some state has been achieved well in ...
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Three different particles for same object

I think it's important to note here that whether は or を is used, the お酒is always the object of the sentence. You must have heard already that は is the topic marker, が is the subject marker, and を is ...
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what does かは convey?

It's two separate particles. か and は. The か denotes a question (見てくれる人がどう思うか) The は then just indicates the previous sentence is a topic of what's being spoken about. 見てくれる人がどう思うかは、私は、コントロールできない。。。 As ...
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Why is the ga particle used here instead of o particle?

In the above sentence, "I" is the subject and time is the object. This is actually wrong. In the sentence, the subject is 時間, and the verb is ありません. 今 in the sentence, is the "topic&...
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Meaning of だわで in this sentence

It's 〜わ〜わで. だ is needed to link 〜そう to わ.
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Understanding 「100人以上が心臓麻痺なんて偶然があるか?」

This is one sentence. 100人以上が心臓麻痺なんて modifies 偶然, and なんて here can be replaced with などという. P.S. Interestingly, なんてな is an existing expression and also makes sense here, but it's not なんて + な (aux verb, ...
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彼はお金を残らず奪われた。— が instead of を

彼はお金を残らず奪われた。 お金{かね}を is connected here with 奪われた{うばわれた}, passive past form of transitive verb 奪う{うばう} "to steal, to seize". 残らず{のこらず} is adverbial modifier of 奪われた{うばわれた}, it means "...
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Double/Triple 'wa' particles in a sentence

The sentence puts 女性 and 男性 in contrast with each other with two は’s. 女性はレスリングは好まないが、男性はふつうに好きだ。 The は after レスリング implicitly puts wrestling in contrast with other sports women might like. Replacing ...
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How do you differentiate when to use に/が with いる/ある

ある means 'to be located/to exist'. The particle が marks the thing that exists. The particle に marks where it is located. In 箱が家にある (the box is in the house) the box is the thing that is doing the ...
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Difference between ウナギは魚だ and ウナギが魚だ

One of the factors that determines which of は and が sounds neutral is what type of predicate the sentence has. If it's either nominal or adjectival (i.e. if the sentence ends with either a noun or an ...
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"I hate him" = 彼が嫌い or 彼は嫌い? Ambiguity regarding the target of the sentence

Either can mean “[something] hates him” or “He hates [something]” depending on the context. “〜は” vs “〜が” in Japanese has nothing to do with subject versus object and in fact “〜が” has surprisingly ...
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Why が instead of の in 人が話す声が熊に聞こえると?

I'm not sure about your current level of knowledge, so let me start with the basics. 人が話す is a (gapless) relative clause that modifies 声. 人が話す声 and 人の話す声 are interchangeable, and they both mean "...
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Usage of 誰が in a sentence like this one

Like one of your previous questions, your understanding is basically fine. 誰が is just who used as a rhetoric question. In the sentence, the object of した is omitted, but most probably it's the speaker (...
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How is「大口を叩く」 being used in this sentence?

それでよく is separated by a space. In this case, is this effectively a separate sentence/clause? No period or comma is necessary there, so I think it's just for readability. In situations where the use ...
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Understanding 「100人以上が心臓麻痺なんて偶然があるか?」

If I remember the context of this correctly, this is someone thinking about what just happened. They're essentially saying/thinking, "Over a hundred people [died] from a heart attack. What kind ...
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double が in a sentence

You already know the usage of が right? It’s showing an array of these reasons in a row. Like A is, and B is scary.
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The usage of 当たり前 as subject

https://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/word/%E5%BD%93%E3%82%8A%E5%89%8D/ 当たり前 works as a noun as you can see from the 「名・形動」 listing. The relevant definition is 2 here, I believe. They learned their 'normality',...
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