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私が食べるものはうなぎだ。WHY? Can someone explain to me this phrase? Particularly the choice of words and their order. I understand that GA is the subject marker, but why does TABERU preceds MONO? And why is DA used instead of DESU? THANK YOU!
Apr 28, 2016 10:10 AM
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MONO is relative pronoun like WHAT in next sentence; WHAT I eat is UNAGI. In this case, main verb in the sentence is not EAT, but IS. TOKORO and HITO are often used like that too. Some examples... 私が住んでいる所は新宿駅の近くです。The place where I live is near the shinjuku station. 君が話しかけた人が私の母親です。The person who you talked to, is my mother. And you can choose ending form(口調Kucho) as you like. DESU(-MASU) form is polite, respectful way to speak. DA form sounds relatively rough, but preferred in written text, since it is short and clear.
April 28, 2016
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