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-とのこと

Postby micahcowan » Mon 10.11.2010 11:38 pm

The source is a Slashdot Japan article: 75ドル払っていなかったために消防に無視され、家が全焼

In this post, there are four instances of a pattern (plain past-or-present form)+とのこと. I'm not familiar with this, though I'm guessing the explanation is extremely simple. Is it just a style with the quoting particle + の こと, maybe short for ということ or meaning といわれている?

Thank you for your help!
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Re: -とのこと

Postby NileCat » Tue 10.12.2010 2:51 am

Exactly.
とのこと indicates "hearsay information".
~と-いう-こと-(です)

NANAによれば、NASAは1970年代にその返却を求めましたが、現在ではその所在が分からないとのことです。
NASA says it asked for them back in the 1970s, but now does not know where they are.

未確認情報によると、その空襲で30人が死亡したとのことです。
Unconfirmed reports say 30 people were killed in the air strike.

司法省によれば、全米で通報される盗難警報の-%は誤報とのことだ。
According to the Justice Department, -% of all burglar alarm calls nationwide are false.
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