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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
Linguistics terminology
syntax, sentence structureKonstruktion, Satzkonstruktion

ON: コウKUN: かま.える, かま.う
posture, build, pretend

ON: ブン, モンKUN: ふみ, あや
sentence, literature, style, art, decoration, figures, plan, literary radical (no. 67)

Example sentences
2つの構文には意味の違いは何も無いようだ。Parts: 二つ (ふたつ), 構文 (こうぶん), には, 意味 (いみ), 違い (ちがい), 何も (なにも), 無い (ない), 様だ (ようだ)There doesn't seem any difference of meaning between the two constructions.

私は強調構文なんて殆ど忘れていた。Parts: (わたし), 強調 (きょうちょう), 構文 (こうぶん), なんて, 殆ど (ほとんど), 忘れる (わすれる)I have pretty much forgotten the emphatic constructions.

この構文は口語英語ではまずめったに生じないだろう。Parts: 此の (この), 構文 (こうぶん), 口語英語 (こうごえいご), 先ず (まず), 滅多に (めったに), 生じる (しょうじる), だろう (だろ)These structures would rarely, if ever, occur in spoken English.

2つの構文の間に意味の相違はないように思われる。Parts: 二つ (ふたつ), 構文 (こうぶん), (あいだ), 意味 (いみ), 相違 (そうい), 無い (ない), (よう), 思う (おもう)There does not seem to be any difference of meaning between the two constructions.

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