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Background There is a fundamental difference between the English labels "transitive" / "intransitive" and the Japanese labels 他動詞【たどうし】 / 自動詞【じどうし】. Please read the thread about that here: Can verbs be both transitive and intransitive? Key point: 自動詞【じどうし】 can sometimes have a syntactic (based on the grammatical structure of the ...


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殺され is passive. As has been so kindly pointed out in the comments, the sentence reads, "I came to be killed by you". For a moment though, let's look at a slightly simpler sentence: 私は、おまえに、殺された This sentence reads "I was killed by you". In a passive sentence, the agent, the one who's actually doing something, is marked by に。 In order ...


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