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Incorrect sentence in textbook?


I have a book called "Japanese Sentence patterns for Effective Communication".  In one example they translate "The train is about to leave the station." into "電車は駅でるところです."

This をseems incorrect to me or have i missed something?

Aug 6, 2016 4:42 PM
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It's correct ! 

を can be used to indicate a point of departure as well as many other things

August 7, 2016

It's correct. 

For example, "I'm about to leave home" is 家を出るところです。


August 6, 2016

Thank you!

I didn't know the "direct object marker" was used in this way also. I think I was fooled by the name :)

August 7, 2016

を出る to leave

に出る to attend 

庭へ出る go out to the garden

particle changes the meaning

August 7, 2016
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