Particle に/で + は Hi everyone. I wonder why sometimes people say/write two particles as in 東京にはいったことがありません 大学にはたくさんラボラトリーがあります ここではすわないでください I think the sentence would be right written without that は so I wonder what meaning that second particle add to the sentence or why is it used, because sometimes I get confused when reading those sentences.
Jul 1, 2015 12:29 AM
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The combinations of two particles(such as では, には, とは etc.) are often used to express the emphasis. E.g.) - 東京に行ったことがありません。 - 東京には行ったことがありません。 The upper one is translated as "I've never been to Tokyo before." And the lower one means basically the same but it implies "I've never been to Tokyo before but I've been to some other places in Japan." As you say, without "は" is correct for sure, but with "は" it would be more precise to determine the place or time. I hope it helps!! :)
July 1, 2015
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