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What are common basic sentence structures?

Saido M Saido M (0) on 14/05/13

Simple sentences, compound sentences, passive voice, third person, etc... what are some common ways to string phrases into complete sentences without the use of glyph marks such as ", ; : - ? !" found in western alphabets.

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You can connect two complete short sentences using 「から (kara)」or 「ので(node)」 to indicate a reason for something:

時間がなかった[から]パーティーに行かなかった。
Jikan ga nakatta [kara] party ni ikanakatta.
(There was no time so didn't go to party. )

When used to combine two simple sentences together with 「のに (noni)」or「ので(node)」, it means "[Sentence 1] despite the fact that [Sentence 2].":

毎日運動している[のに]体重が減らない
Mainichi undou shiteiru [noni] taijyu ga heranai.
(Despite exercising every day, I am not losing weight )

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