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Basic Connections: Making Your Japanese Flow [Paperback]

Kakuko Shoji
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Table of Contents

Contents [minus the original Japanese script]

Preface

BASIC SENTENCE PATTERNS
"A Is B" Type
"A Does B" Type
Modifiers and Modified
Uses of No and N
Wa and Ga
Ko-so-a-do Words
Locatives

CONNECTING WORDS
Connecting Nouns or Noun Phrases
Connecting Verbs or Verb Phrases

CONJUNCTIVE EXPRESSIONS: Common Mistakes and Troublesome Usages
Conjunctions
Reason and Cause
Partial Negation
Idiomatic Expressions
Purpose and Reason
Hearsay
Volition, Intention, Trial

Subjunctive, Conditional
Time-related Expressions
Disappointment, Annoyance, Regret
Tendency

MISCELLANEOUS CONNECTIONS
Toshite
Ima ni mo, imada ni
Sore kara, sono ue, and sore ni
Shiite ieba
The Uses of hito
Passive and Causative
Noun o Verb suru / Noun no Noun o suru
-Te oite
Uses of ni nara
To iu koto desu
Verb -nu uchi / Verb -nai uchi ni
Sentence A no wa Sentence B koto desu
Tashika ni / tashika
Hajime
Sentence A soko de / sore de Sentence B
Sentence A -ta bakari ni Sentence B
Sentence A -te sae inakereba Sentence B

APPENDICES
Contrasting Particle Phrases
Answers to Exercises

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