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Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: あまりに (amari ni)

Meaning: too…; so much… that; too much; excessively

あまりに and あまり both mean “so much… that”, however the placement is totally different. あまりに is placed before verbs, adjectives and Nouns, not after.

Formation:

あまり/あまりに/あまりにも + Verb
あまり/あまりに/あまりにも + Adverb
あまり/あまりに/あまりにも + Adjective
あまりの + Noun

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: そうに / そうな (sou ni / sou na)

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: そうに/そうな (sou ni/sou na)

Meaning: seem; look like

Formation:

Verb-ますstem + ような + Noun
Verb-ますstem + ように + Verb
なadjective + ような + Noun
なadjective + ように + Verb
いadjective (remove い) + ような + Noun
いadjective (remove い) + ように + Verb

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: そうだ (sou da) – 2

Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: そうだ (sou da)

Meaning: look like; appear; seem; feel like

Formation:

Verb-ますstem + そうだ
いadjective (remove い) + そうだ
なadjective + そうだ

***Exception: よい => よさそう

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: よりも (yorimo)

Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: よりも (yorimo)

Meaning: in comparison to; rather than

Formation:

Verb-casual + よりも
Noun + よりも

よりも is usually used with 方が (hou ga).

Example sentences:

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: が (ga) – 1

Learn JLPT N5 Grammar: が (ga)

Meaning: subject marker

Example sentences:



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