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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
He loves no one but her
I feel like I'm being drawn into your eyes
Who built the snowman
Why can't you take things just as they are
At the time, she gave no thought to her mother
She said that her husband hit her, but in fact it was the other way around
He lived in a town near by
I think he will object to our plan
The old church on the hill dates back to the twelfth century
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