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Mutsuko Endo Hudson

English Grammar for Students of Japanese:
The Study Guide for Those Learning Japanese

 
ISBN: 978-0-934034-16-6
Pp. 204
$19.95

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Need help learning Japanese grammar?

Supplement your textbook with English Grammar for Students of Japanese— learn the English grammatical terms your Japanese textbook assumes you know.

You will learn: see the English Grammar for Students of Japanese Table of Contents

Parts of speech — how to identify English and Japanese nouns, verbs, adjectives, particles . . .

Question: Why learn parts of speech?

Answer to Why learn parts of speech?

So you'll choose the correct Japanese equivalent
of an English word.

Example: fish is tsuru if it’s a verb, but sakana
if it’s a noun.

Functions of words — how to identify English and Japanese subjects, direct and indirect objects . . .

Question: Why learn the functions of words?

Answer to Why learn the functions of words?

So you’ll choose the correct particle in Japanese.

Example: wa marks the subject of the sentence and
o (or wo) marks the direct object.

Grammatical terms — explanation of English and Japanese tense, Japanese polite vs. plain form, English and Japanese topic . . .

Question: Why learn grammatical terms?

Answer to Why learn grammatical terms?

So you’ll understand the terms used in your Japanese textbook.

Example: the polite form of to receive [a gift]
is itadakimasu, but the plain form is morau.

Step-by-step analysis of examples — how to get from an English structure
to an equivalent Japanese structure, see  Chapter 23 of the O&H Japanese Study Guide

Question: Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

Answer to Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

So you’ll know how to get from an English structure
to a Japanese structure.

Example: Mr. Suzuki gave me a book.
Suzukisan wa watashi ni hon wo kuremashita.
(word-for-word: Suzuki Mr. to me a book gave)