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English Reference for wo (を)


  1. particle indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
Example sentences
The speaker aroused the anger of the audience
He made great efforts to stop the reform as best he could
I had some trouble in finding his house
The framework of the new building is progressively appearing
She spoke through an interpreter
Though the Incas built up a great civilization, they had no system of writing
Turn down the volume, please
My brother is keen on collecting stamps
She derives her temper from her grandfather
I will try to solve the problem at any rate
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