から - Grammar Discussion

because・since

Structure

  • Verb + から
  • いAdjective + から
  • Noun + から
  • なAdjective + から

[から can mark subjective or objective causes/reasons while ので marks objective ones・emphasis on the cause]

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I think I’ve read somewhere that if you’re using the polite form in multiple main clauses, the politness-level has to agree. (Feel free to correct me/add to that, I don’t think I really understand what a main clause is yet °-°)
So wouldn’t “ですから” be wrong unless it’s “あまいです” ?

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@xBl4ck
You are absolutely right!

It has been fixed!

Thanks :bowing_man:

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In Genki, this is first introduced in chapter 5 where it provides the structure:

(1) バスに乗りましょう。タクシーは高いですから。

However, in DBJG, paragraph 1 says:

“[…] in Japanese, kara clauses always precede the main clause.”

So the example Genki gives should be タクシーは高いから、バスに乗りましょう。

Can someone help me reconcile this?

Hello, one of the context sentences is:

スポーツをしたからあついです。

Which translates to: Because I played sports, I am hot.

Does it refer to body temperature, or to body sexiness?

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@Daigo
Hey :slight_smile:
This word is not used to indicate body sexiness (there are other words like セクシー or エロい).
In this sentence it refers to body, evokes image of swearing a lot.

Cheers!

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In kanzen master they have the structure like 〜からです to be used at the end of a sentence like

スピーチが上手にできませんでした。れんしゅうが足りなかったからです。

But I could not find any examples of this usage in Bunpro. Should I consider it the same as this grammar or is it somewhere else?

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Hey!

This is the same grammar point as this one, but used at the end of a sentence. スピーチが上手にできませんでした。れんしゅうが足りなかったからです。and れんしゅうが足りなかったから、スピーチが上手にできませんでした。has the same meaning.

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That may be a stupid question, but…
How to diffrientiate から as a sentence conjuction from any other conjunction particles?
I am always messing my reviews with all that が、から、けど、etc.

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Hey and welcome to the community!
From the examples that you gave, が and けど both essentially mean the same thing (but), but the former is more formal than the latter. If you answer either of them on the other’s review, you should get a ‘Can you say it another way?’ message so you can fix it without having an incorrect review.
から has a different meaning altogether; it means ‘because’, so if you answer by one of the examples you gave, that would be marked as incorrect, basically because it is. Are you getting reviews marked as incorrect for other things that have basically the same meaning (because)? If so, you can either fill out a feedback request while doing your reviews, or pop a message here.
Hope this helps :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Should this be “after a noun or な-Adjective.”? As I see it, the examples have both kara and dakara before a noun?