[Grammar Tip] The は particle marks comparison
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?
To get to the office, I don’t mind taking the bus, but I don’t want to take a taxi.
The は particle marks comparison; the speaker is considering options other than the バス.
If you use が, it means you are only thinking about the バス and not other forms of transportation like タクシー.
I drink coffee, but I don’t drink juice.
My father is scary, but my mother is kind.
I can speak Japanese, but I cannot speak Chinese.
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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