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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: ものを (mono o)

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Meaning: I wish; if only; although; even though

Formation:

Verb-casual, past + ものを
Adj + ものを

Example sentences:

一言声をかけてくれれば手伝ったものを。
hitokoto goe o kakete kurereba tetsudatta mono o.
If only you had call out to me, I would have helped you.

よせばいいものを、彼は社長に文句を言った。そのため首になった。
yoseba ii mono o, kare wa shachou ni monku o itta. sono tame kubi ni natta.
If only he had let it go. He complained to the president and got fired.

黙っていればいいものを、つい余計なことを言ってしまった。
damatte ireba ii mono o, tsui yokei na koto o itte shimatta.
If only I had kept my mouth shut. I said unnecessary things.

わたしに連絡してくれれば、迎えに行ってあげたものを。
watashi ni renraku shite kurereba mukae ni itte ageta mono o.
If only you had contacted me, I would have come to pick you up.


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ヘルスチェックを受けていればすぐに治ったものを。
kensa o ukete ireba sugu ni naotta mono o.
If you had your health checked you would have been cured.

やればできるものを、どうしてやらないんですか。
yareba dekiru mono o, doushite yaranain desu ka.
You can do it if you try, so why don’t you?

あなたがお金にこまっていると知っていれば、何とか力になったものを。
anata ga okane ni komatte iru to shitte ireba, nantoka chikara ni natta mono o.
If I had known you had money problems, I would have helped you.

Similar grammar:

ものの (mono no): but, although, even though
ものか (mono ka): as if
とはいうものの (towa iu mono no): be that as it may
もので (mono de): because, for that reason
ものなら (mono nara): if one can do something


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