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Sentence Building Articles

Is there such thing as a subjectless sentence?

tl;dr: You don't have to explicitly specify the subject in a Japanese sentence. The subject is still there, implied. In fact, explicitly specifying the subject or topic yields a different emphasis. When someone asks you: 図書館に行きますか。 としょかんにいきますか。 toshokan ni ikimasu ka....

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Answering questions minimally

tl;dr: When someone asks a question, pay attention to the end of the question. When responding, reuse the verb from the question. Information toward the beginning of the question can be retained or dropped depending on what information should be highlighted. When I...

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