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かわりもしますよ what is the meaning of this も?

This type of も does not mean "also". In this case, it adds the nuance of "of course", "it's only natural" or "it's no wonder". It is used with something that ...
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volitional + nimo 作ろう+にも?

This is an instance of the pattern VようにもBない 作ろう is what is often called the "volitional form" in English. The root verb is 作る [to make]. にも expresses "even though" and when joined to the volitional ...
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Using も in place of を

わたしの父は中国語も英語も話せます。 My father can speak both Chinese and English. ~も~も is how you say "both ... and ..." in Japanese. It works with all particles, as も does by itself, i.e. usually replaces は, が, を ...
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Particle「も」in the sentence 「夏休みももう終わりだ」。

夏休みももう終わりだ。 According to 明鏡国語辞典: も 🈩副助 ⓭ 軽い詠嘆を込めて物事をとりたてる。多く、人為を超えた物事の順当な推移についていう。 「夜もふけた」「暮れもおしつまった」「今や春もたけなわ」「ついに夏休み[戦争]も終わった」 So the も expresses 軽い詠嘆, light exclamation/admiration. ...
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Usage of も in そんなこともないけど

The も is used in the sense of... も 🈩〘副助〙*  ⓬ さりげなく取り立てて、文意をやわらげる。... ㋐《多く、文末表現に使って》一歩引く気持ちで、その判断をやわらげる。... 「その件なら知らなくもない」「そんな感じがしないでもない」 (from 明鏡国語辞典) The も softens the statement. 「...
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をも: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

You can say: 日本で英語を教えたい。書道の勉強もしたい。 which literally means "I want to teach English in Japan. I want to do the study of calligraphy, too." You could also say: 日本で英語を教えたい。書道も勉強したい。or 書道も[習]{なら}...
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The meaning of 殺しても殺したりねぇ

殺しても殺したりねぇ 殺したりねぇ is a collapsed, rough, usually masculine way of pronouncing 殺し[足]{た}りない, literally "don't kill enough". You use ~たりない like this: 食べたりない don't/didn't eat enough (-> I'm not full. ...
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function of the particle も in 「~も辞さない」

I think the も here is this: 1⃣ 係助詞 3-㋑動詞の連用形や動作性名詞に付き、打消しの語と呼応して、強い否定の意を表す。「思いもよらぬ話」「返事もしない」(デジタル大辞泉) So the も indicates emphasis, used with a negative phrase. I think this も is usually ...
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What's the grammatical breakdown of "知りもしないわ"?

食べる eat 食べない not eat 食べはしない not eat (but do drink) 食べもしない not even eat 食べすらしない not even so much as eat and so on わ as a sentence-ender is used differently in different dialects. With no context here ...
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Odd use of も has me stumped 「ソウルにいるのも今夜きりです」

I listed up several examples that I can use ‘も.’ in the sentence, but I cannot think up how I should incorporate the nuance of ‘も’ into English. Even if I omit ‘も,’ from the following examples, you ...
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What is the difference between 〜るも and 〜ても

The dictionary form + も behaves quite different from te-form + も. Firstly, it is relatively more bookish. I don't mean you can't use it for a casual topic, but you have to keep the sentence that ...
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Understanding the も in 見るも

見るも is better remembered as a fixed adverbial idiom "patently", "manifestly" but usually qualifies what is shocking at first glance. This phrase cooccurs with following adjectives ...
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さえ: How to use it?

The first pair is easily understood if you take notice where さえ attaches to. When you don't know what piece you should capture, I can only say ビショップさえ取ればいいよ; if you don't know what action you should ...
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Odd use of も has me stumped 「ソウルにいるのも今夜きりです」

This is what 庭三郎 calls the 「詠嘆のモ」, "the exclamation も". その他に、「詠嘆のモ」と言われる用法があります。      巨人も弱くなったねえ。  この場合、他にも弱くなったチームがあって(例えば阪神)、それと同じよ うに、というわけではありません。たんにそのNについて、述語が表す内容が 起こったことを(軽く)...
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誰も used in a positive sentence

Since most of Japanese Question + も patterns ("any- (... not)") are, as you know, only allowed to be used with negative predicates, we usually make some workarounds to express the "every-" idea. ...
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What's the meaning of にもin その話は前にも聞いたよ。?

に in 前に can serve as a time marker (as in その時に) which would complete the "before" translation. も and the ending よ give an additional sense of "already," perhaps multiple times ...
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What's the meaning of にもin その話は前にも聞いたよ。?

その話は前にも聞いたよ。 The も means "too; also; as well". 前にも means "(something happened) before, too (as well as now)". So you'd say 前にも when something that happened before is happening again now. Compare: ...
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Usage of も in そんなこともないけど

I will logically strenghen ǝʇɐןoɔoɥƆ's answer. Aだ。 It is 100% A. Aもだ。Bもだ。 It is 50% A. Aもだ。Bもだ。Cもだ。 It is 33% A. Aもだ。 It is less than 100% A. So, the も softens the statement. "Aもだ" sounds softer and ...
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Where is the topic in a Japanese sentence?

You are correct that 佐藤さん is the topic in these sentences, but your understanding that も can be used "when the topic remains the same" is incorrect. The actual usage of も is the opposite - it ...
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What is an emphatic particle?

I think your confusion comes from the fact that there is more than one way to use particles for an emphatic effect. Sentence final particles Sentence final particles よ, ぞ, ぜ, わ and others are ...
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Difference between と・や and も for lists?

Short answer: と = and (giving an exhaustive list where you're enumerating everything) も = also (could be creating a new list or adding to an existing list) や = things like...and... (clearly only ...
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Why does も move in sentences involving だれも etc

The も moves because 誰も is not a single word; it is two words. The も is the very same as in 私もそう思う. The combination of a question phrase and も becomes 'any~~~'; for example, you could say 誰のせい? ...
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