だけ - Grammar Discussion

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Structure

  • Verb + だけ
  • いAdjective + だけ
  • Noun + だけ
  • なAdjective・ + だけ

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@celophi

Hey and welcome on community forums :grin:

Yes, you are right. It is OK to use が・は・を after だけ、though it is incredibly uncommon nowadays.

Example:
誰が行きますか?
私だけ(が)行きます。
Who will go?
Only I will go.

Though in this specific case it would be much more natural to use で、私だけで行きます。

PS
The avatar is super cute, where is it from? :star_struck:

The structure section mentions that だけ can also be used with verbs, but none of the examples do that. Would be nice to have some of those!

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In this exercise:

彼女は綺麗 ____ 。
She is just beautiful.

Why is なだけ correct, but なだけだ isn’t?

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@nienque

They are both correct :bowing_man: I have added alternative answer!
Sorry for the inconvenience, :bowing_man:

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It doesn’t seem to work yet for me?

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It should be working now! :bowing_man:

I am super sorry, I made a typo when writing alternative answer and added だだけだ instead of なだけだ!

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Ahhh, that explains it, thanks for fixing it!

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