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English Reference for no (の)


  1. particle indicates possessive
  2. nominalizes verbs and adjectives
  3. substitutes for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. (at sentence-end, falling tone) indicates a confident conclusion
  5. female term (at sentence-end) indicates emotional emphasis
  6. (at sentence-end, rising tone) indicates question
Example sentences
We stood at the door and waited
"Want to drop round my place?" "Can I?" "My parents come home late as they both work.
The house was empty except for a cat
Some people like summer, and others like winter
An odd shoe was left on the doorstep
Party leaders are hammering out a proposal for political reform
The house collapsed under the weight of snow
We tend to forget that exercise is a key to good health
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