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I don't get it!

Show me what you have got!
あなたが持っているものを見せてくれ!In that sentence there's もの「 thing」I don't get it?!I didn't have mentioned this!
Or is not even right?!

For learning: Japanese
Base language: Japanese
Category: Other


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    The sentence is correct. You have to use "mono" or at least "no" otherwise the sentence will not be grammatical. "Mono" is serving the same purpose of "what" is in English. After all, you can't say "Show me you have got!" in English.

    You could rephrase that sentence:
    Show me what you have got! → Show me the thing which you have got!
    「もの」 is 'the thing' there.
    We have no relative pronoun in Japanese, not to speak of 'what'.

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