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それはただしいですか？分かりません。もし、だれかは、チェックすれば、私はうれしくなります！ありがとう。 (I hope that was correct as well... that was not to the teacher lol but to the forum... was it right? I was trying to say if somebody could check it, then i'd be happy!) Also, with the sentence to my teacher, is there a more polite way to say that? How would I also say, Glad to hear you had a wonderful holiday. (I know basic form but I would really like to not make a fool of myself LOL so i would appreciate some help)
One more thing! The ~you form... how many different types are there? And how do you use it? I know it will be on the JLPT in December and I'm nervous about it. Anybody know of a good site for JLPT resources? ) THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Your Japanese sentences make sense. I totally understood what you said.
The followings are corrections in case you want to make them grammatically correct and more natural.
The first sentence to your teacher:
電子メールの正しい書き方 is the right one.
電子メールの of e-mail
書き方(noun) way of writing
日本語の "of Japanese"
日本語での "in Japanese"
In your sentence, either will do.
日本語で also means "in Japanese" though, the "で" requires a corresponding verb such as "日本語で書く" or "日本語で話す".or "日本語で送る" So, if you want to use the 日本語で, the sentence should be like this:
日本語で電子メールを書くときの正しい書き方 is also fine. But some people wouldn't like the repeat of the same 書 in a sentence.
And 敬語 (honorific expression),
The most polite one would be:
くださる（下さる） is the dictionary form.
もし <--- fine
だれかが （どなたか sounds more polite)
うれしいです (simple and natural expression. not very polite, though)
If you want to make it more polite;
ありがとう <-- I see this is a thank you advance, right?
In Japanese we frequently use よろしくお願いします.
would sound perfect, I think.
Concerning the you form,
In many cases, あなた is the most convenient.
But we usually call our teacher "○○先生". or just 先生.
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