My test is finished “私はテストが終わります”why not use“私はテストを終わります”? what‘s the difference between が and を when they follow behind an object?Thanks
Feb 21, 2017 2:32 AM
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This is because, "My test is finished," is a state in what the test is in. This can be compared to, "I am finishing my test," in which you are doing an action to the test rather than describing a state. が is normally used to describe things, while を is normally used when you are performing an action on something. Another way to put this is the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs. が is normally used for a transitive verb. For example: The door opens. = ドアが開きます。 [Hirakimasu = Open (intransitive)] を is normally used for intransitive verbs. For example: I open the door. = 私はドアを開けます。 [Akemasu = Open (transitive)] I hope this helps.
February 21, 2017
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