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Postby katafei » Tue 12.01.2009 9:16 am

子どもを持ったことのある人なら、三歳の子どもが電話に興味を持つことをご存じだと 思う。

I have not paid much attention to keigo lately, so I'm probably mistaken.
But this combination of polite and plain form seemed a little strange to me:
ご存じだと 思う

Or is it?
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Re: keigo

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 12.01.2009 9:27 am

Polite + plain form is fine, because the polite forms honor the people they refer to, whereas plain vs. masu has to do with who you are speaking to. So if you're talking about a teacher to a friend, you can use plain and polite.
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Re: keigo

Postby katafei » Wed 12.02.2009 1:57 pm

The test is from a writer to his audience... the 存じだ sounded a bit over the top, but I guess not.
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