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What Feels Right

There are things in every language that only native people seem to know. In English, the biggest example is the definite vs. indefinite particle. In Japanese, it’s “wa” vs. “ga”. In both cases, there are rules to follow and you can get there with some thought most of the time, but the difference between a native speaker and one who doesn’t have as great a command of the language is that what is right feels right. I could tell you whether “a” or “the” or neither is appropriate simply by whether… Read More »What Feels Right