たものだ - Grammar Discussion

English translation:
used to

Structure:
Verb[ ] + ものだ

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Misa made a video covering this grammar point that I think should be added to the readings.

Also according to her this grammar point can often be replaced by っけ so maybe it should be added to the related grammar tab. Additionally, that even when used in conversation it will become もんだ.

Also, the description should mention it’s used for things in the past that you don’t do anymore now. Though that can be somewhat concluded from the example sentences.

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“used to do x” already implies you don’t do x anymore. (or at least not to the same extent)

but the Misa video and note about っけ and もんだ are great additions!

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Yeah I suppose so. I guess I was just thinking that that explaination would further differentiate it from other similar grammar points like たことがある.

In these later grammar points you start to get so many points that only have subtle differences so having clear distinctions can make them easier to remember.

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Love to see Misa-sensei!

Went ahead and added this to the Resources. :partying_face:

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