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Usage/meaning of ~の半分 vs 半分の~

半分のサンドイッチ, which is a noun phrase in itself, sounds to me like a sandwich prepared in half from the beginning, like a half-size sandwich. If you want to say you eat half a sandwich, the most natural ...
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Usage/meaning of ~の半分 vs 半分の~

I'd say it is mostly interchangeable. It depends on contexts whether 半分 refers to a half of one thing or of a collection. In particular, 半分のサンドイッチ can mean 6 sandwiches out of a dozen and 半分のリンゴ can ...
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the difference between いくら and たとえ with non-degreeable words

Generally there is always a quality that is degreeable. The quality may be implicit. In the いくら第二王子... sentence, what is implicit is that 僕 as the second prince has some right to interrupt his brother'...
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Regarding the state verbs ある or いる in the grammar pattern さえ~ば

The ある/いる distinction for animate things is applied when these are used as verbs of existence (i.e., "There is ~"). ✅猫がいます。 ❌猫があります。 There is a cat. ✅机があります。 ❌机がいます。 There is a desk. When ...
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