Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

View topic - Help with sentence

Help with sentence

Have a Question about some Grammar point? Share it with the world!

Help with sentence

Postby tsan_aznboi » Thu 10.20.2005 11:44 pm

Is there sentence patterns that could help me contruct
complex sentences? I want to learn it as quickly as possible. Any suggestions is helpful.

Arigatougozaimasu....:)
User avatar
tsan_aznboi
 
Posts: 28
Joined: Fri 01.28.2005 3:57 pm

RE: Help with sentence

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 10.21.2005 1:41 am

It depends what you mean by complex sentences. If you're talking about modifying clauses and whatnot, then the following grammar point may be helpful. If you're talking about something else, please feel free to ignore me. ;)

The two sentences. "I have a pen" and "it was used by my father" can be combined into one english sentence "I have a pen which was used by my father."

In the same way
私はペンを持っています。 and それは父に使われた。 can be combined into one sentence.

This is done by taking the verb you want to describe (in this case ぺん) and putting the describing phrase before it.

わたしは 父に使われた ペンを持っている。

One thing to note is that the noun describing the object cannot be in て or ます form.

That explanation might have been a bit too complicated. :/ Hope it helps.
Last edited by Harisenbon on Fri 10.21.2005 9:40 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Want to learn Japanese the right way? How about for free?
Ippatsu // Japanesetesting.com
User avatar
Harisenbon
 
Posts: 2964
Joined: Tue 06.14.2005 3:24 am
Location: Gifu, Japan
Native language: (poor) English

RE: Help with sentence

Postby Infidel » Fri 10.21.2005 4:58 am

Harisenbon wrote:

One thing to note is that the noun describing the object cannot be in て or ます form.

That explanation might have been a bit too complicated. :/ Hope it helps.


I never realized nouns were so versitile. :)
Last edited by Infidel on Fri 10.21.2005 4:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Infidel
 
Posts: 3093
Joined: Sun 10.09.2005 1:12 am
Native language: 英語

RE: Help with sentence

Postby InsanityRanch » Fri 10.21.2005 9:20 am

My suggestion is buy a sentence pattern book. The one I used a few years ago was http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... 3?v=glance

Obviously, there are MANY ways to make complex sentences. That's why it took Ms. Chino an entire book to explain the common ones. <g>
"Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself." -- Vilfredo Pareto
InsanityRanch
 
Posts: 227
Joined: Tue 04.19.2005 2:17 pm

RE: Help with sentence

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 10.21.2005 9:42 pm

ishnar wrote:
I never realized nouns were so versitile. :)


Doh!

Well, you need to upgrade your nouns to version 2.0. That will increase the versitility of your nouns 10 fold. =)
Want to learn Japanese the right way? How about for free?
Ippatsu // Japanesetesting.com
User avatar
Harisenbon
 
Posts: 2964
Joined: Tue 06.14.2005 3:24 am
Location: Gifu, Japan
Native language: (poor) English


Return to Grammar Questions and Problems

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests