Conjecturing in Japanese

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Conjecturing in Japanese

Post by HungryScholar » Thu 09.23.2010 1:13 am

Hey guys,

So I'm reviewing grammar I've already learned, and I've come back to a point that I trip over again and again.

The trouble is distinguishing the nuances between そう/そうだ/らしい/ようだ/みたい and even かもしれない.

Can someone explain to me in terms that they find helpful how I can distinguish when to use the different ways to make suppositional statements?

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Re: Conjecturing in Japanese

Post by chikara » Thu 09.23.2010 1:45 am

Tae Kim's Grammar Guide explains it in the topic Similarity or hearsay. I have found that explanation helpful.
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