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N1 Lesson 9: 17/17
べくもない べくもない No (doubt/hope), There is no way, It is impossible, Not a hope in hell
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Formal
Verb + べくもない

Exceptions:
[する]Verb + (1) + べくもない

(1) する
Verb + べくもありません

Exceptions:
[する]Verb + (1) + べくもありません

(1) する
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使用域 硬い
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  • (A) べくもない is a formal written expression used when there is no possibility of (A) happening at all. It generally follows expressions like 望む、疑う、知る、比べる、及ぶ、考える、否定、かなう、勝つ、想像する, and does not appear in daily conversation.
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《小説(しょうせつ)》戦力差(せんりょくさ)は歴然(れきぜん)としているゆえ、まともな勝負(しょうぶ)は望(のぞ)むべくもない
Novel: Since the difference in strength is clear, there is no hope of a decent match.
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