[Grammar Tip] Which Should We Use: は or が for Noun Modification
Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
This is a bag I bought in Japan.
When a clause with “は” modifies a noun, you should replace “は” with “が”. This is because “が” highlights the subject in a sentence that describes a noun.
これはかばんです。(This is a bag)＋私は日本で買いました。(I bought in Japan)
*When modifying a noun in Japanese, the verb before the noun should be in its plain style (買った), not the polite style (買いました).
This is a cake my mother made.
The movie I saw last week with my friend was interesting.
I hope my explanation helps you.😊
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