Noun + の + (previously mentioned noun)
Note: The previously mentioned noun is dropped.
Part of Speech
Case Marking Particle
- この本はたけしさんのです。This book is Takeshi-san's (book).
- そのペンは誰の？あなたの？That pen, whose (pen) is it? Is it your (pen)?
- あの車、あなたが乗っているのですか。That car, was it the car (one) you drove? ('Car' repeated, when の 'the one' should have been used instead)
That hat is my daughter's (hat).
That computer is your (computer) right?
The cotton scarf is my (scarf).
'Whose book is this (book)?'
'It's the customer's (who came in last week) (book).'
This parking lot is also your company's (parking lot)?
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の – Grammar Discussion
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To me it seems like the structure given is not used by the example sentences. The example sentences seem to all use a structure of
- Noun 1 ・ Pronoun + のOptional Noun 2
I don’t see any sentences where a pronoun immediately follows a noun.
The・is often used in Japanese to mean “or.”
So, the structure is [Noun 1 -or- Pronoun + のOptional Noun 2]. The・would have to be a + instead to indicate that the noun and pronoun are to be used in sequence together
That’s the problem. Bunpro uses a + which is why I am confused.
I am familiar with the convention of ・ meaning or and I even used it when explaining what I was seeing in the example sentences in my previous post.
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