A Reference Grammar of Japanese
Have you ever wondered about a Japanese sentence your textbook fails to explain? Do you feel unsure about the use of "wa," "ga," and "mo?" Or what the rules and meanings of words in their literary forms are? If so, you will find your answers in A Reference Grammar of Japanese, the most comprehensive and reliable reference source available. With an extensive 105-page index, the reader will quickly find explanations for particles such as wa, ga, mo, ni, and de; difficult nouns such as mono, koto, tokoro, wake, hazu, and tame; sentence extensions such as ne, yo, sa, yara, and nari; verb tenses, literary forms, negative forms--in short, everything concerned with the Japanese language. For the serious student, this book is indispensable for clearing up the ambiguities of puzzling Japanese sentences.
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I'm glad this book is in romaji otherwise I wouldn't understand it. All Japanese books should be written like this.
The Romanization style used in this is awful. It's also organized horribly, making is a chore to look up definitions.
spelling punctuation accent juncture
nuclear sentences predicates and expanded sentences
Expansion constraints noun subcategorization
general and specific
Commands and requests
Interjections afterthoughts minor sentences of various types
the literary concessive
Tentatives and hortatives
Adnominalizations typically adnominal and adverbial words