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From Adam
From Adam
I believe in this case, the ように is from the structure "Dictionary form + ようにする"
I believe in this case, the ように is from the structure "Dictionary form + ようにする"
  which means "Try to ~, make sure to ~"
  which means "Try to ~, make sure to ~"

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I'm just sticking random notes here for later reference. Good stuff from the forums.


From Shin1ro San

In my head, from the highest rank of politeness to the lower.

お金を貸していただけないでしょうか? - very polite
お金を貸していただけませんか? - very polite
お金を貸していただきたいのですが。 - very polite
お金を貸していただけますか? - very polite, rather direct
お金を貸してもらえないでしょうか? - polite
お金を貸してもらえませんか? - polite
お金を貸してもらいたいのですが。 - polite, rather direct
お金を貸してもらえますか? - polite, rather direct
お金を貸してくれないでしょうか? - polite
 お金を貸してくれませんか? - neutral, rather direct
お金を貸してほしいのですが。 - neutral, rather direct
お金を貸してくれますか? - neutral, direct
お金貸してもらえないかな? - casual
お金貸してもらえるかな? - casual, rather direct
お金貸してもらえる? - casual, rather direct
お金貸してくれないかな? - casual
お金貸してくれるかな? - casual, rather direct
お金貸してくれる? - casual, rather direct
お金貸してほしいんだけど。 - casual, neutral
お金貸して - casual, most direct!
金を貸せ。 - rude, almost theatening
金を出せ - criminal robbery

just joking :-P


From Oyaji

したほうがいい is not past tense.
"You should have" would be 「したほうがよかった」
行った方がいいですか "Should I go?"
行った方がよかったですか "Should I have gone?"
行く方がいいですか "Is going better?"


From Paul

Hmm, exceptions ... well は always works for the whole sentence so if your が 
is in a subclause then it can't be replaced with は. 
猫がすきな妹がいます。I have a sister who likes cats.
猫はすきな妹がいます。(The) Cat has a sister it likes.


Here's another example of な with a phrase

"In contrast to his ""Not bad looks but seems a bit of a dandy"" appearance he didn't have a girlfriend and he wasn't particularly fast with the ladies."

Paul b

You ni

From Keatanotron

Usually we use [adverb form of adjective] or [nouns + に] plus [なる] to say something became something else... But how do you do that with verbs? Verbs don't have an adverb form, and you can't put に on the end of them.

In that type of situation, we use よう after the verbs to create a bridge that can be なるed It doesn't have anything to do with time.

I can't think of how to explain why we use よう like this. That's just how it's done!

 赤くなった - It turned red
 大学生になった - I became a college student
 分かるようになった - It became that I understood ("I came to understand")
 できるようになった - It became that I could ("I came to be able to...")

From Adam

I believe in this case, the ように is from the structure "Dictionary form + ようにする"
which means "Try to ~, make sure to ~"
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