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A Students’ Guide to Japanese Grammar (J123/Ling176B) Mcgloin describes the no and prt + no in sentences as a structure of clarity. When ‘no’ is used alone, the meaning is either showing a possession of some sort with a bit of ambiguity. In the example 1, gakusei no hon, the translation can mean: Mcgloin (22) v (Prt) + I. (1) Translation: Possessive-Students hon‘s; Book by a student Mcgloin mentions in her explanation of vs (prt) that there is ambiguity with a sentence with only a . Like in the example above, the sentence can mean, “the student’s book” or “the book on students ”. With an addition of a particle, the meaning can be more clear and/or direct. With the addition of a particle, like in (2) the meaning is direct, (2) ‘the book from the student, The particle “kara” is indicating a movement of the book going away from the student to a recipient. In this example the addition of the particle ‘ tells us what (the book) is coming from whom (the student). ____________________________________________________________________________ To hone in on the helpfulness of particles in use with
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2009 for the course LING 253745200 taught by Professor Kawanishi during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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