さ - Grammar Discussion

Converts an Adjective into a Noun

Structure

  • Adj[] +
  • なAdj +

View on Bunpro

1 Like

食べたことのない甘さがあるクッキーを作ってみたい。
I want to try and make a cookie that has sweetness that I have never tasted before.

Why does this sentence replace the が in the usual ことがある structure with の?

A が marking the subject in a relative clause can generally be (and often is) replaced with の. The meaning is the same.

3 Likes

Oddly enough I kind of like this, it keeps it clear what the subject is and avoids repetition. I will definitely keep this in mind for the future. Thank you @nekoyama !

What’s the difference between ~みand ~さ?
The way I learned it is that ~さ is measurable and ~み is unmeasurable but on adverts I always see 美味おいしさ, so I’m wondering if there is a more subtle difference that I’m missing.