[Grammar Tip] In a noun-modifying clause, は is replaced with が
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?
The place I most want to go now is Tokyo.
In a noun-modifying clause, は is replaced with が. This is because the noun-modifying clause as a whole serves as the main topic of the sentence. As a result, there should only be one instance of は in the sentence, which comes after the noun-modifying clause.
今私は一番行きたいです。where is the place?→東京
「今私が(inside a clause)一番行きたいところ(a noun “place”)」(=main topic)は、東京です。
This is a bag my mother bought on a trip.
＝「母が(inside a clause)旅行で買ったかばん(a noun “bag”)」(=main topic)はこれです。
The reason my older brother is angry is because I broke his computer.
＝「兄が(inside a clause)怒っている理由(a noun “reason”))」(=main topic)は私が兄のパソコンを壊したからです。
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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