11 Answered Questions for the topic particle に
When going somewhere, is there any difference between e (へ) and ni (に)?
Can you use へ and に interchangeably, as in 北海道へ行く and 北海道に行く? Are there any subtle differences in the use of these two?
Why is 一緒に correct and 一緒で incorrect?
This is a mistake I habitually make, even though I know what the right form is. Earlier tonight, I wanted to tell my friend "Let's go together!", so I sent a mail saying: >... more
Difference between ままに and ままで?
What would be the difference between > 扉はやはり音もなく、押されるまま**に**動いた。 and > 扉はやはり音もなく、押されるまま**で**動いた。 When do you use ままで instead of ままに？
Combining に/で particles with 等【など】(or other "etc." stand-ins)?
I was recently trying to make an **open-ended** enumeration of places in a construction that would require the use of a に particle. E.g.: > AやBに行こう or even: > A[and the... more
に and で revisited?
Consider the statement A: ホテル（に/で）泊まる. For both cases would translate to "I stay at a hotel" in English. However they are answers to different questions. Consider the questions １．どこに泊まる and... more
What is the difference between "に" and "には"?
The title should be pretty self-explanatory. What meanings does each convey? And in what kinds of circumstances would one be used instead of the other? For example, what are the differences... more
Particle に to enumerate things?
I encountered several sentences where に was used—from my deduction of the context—to enumerate things. For example a character about to go somewhere, checks his bag if he has everything he needs :... more
Using に with adjectives?
I want to know if there is a rule or way of thinking that makes it easier to understand which adjectives can be used in the following... more
<adv> versus <adv>+と versus <adv>+に?
I often see adverbs used in one of three ways: 1) Adverb appears in isolation in a sentence: > **あまり** 好きじゃないんですが。 2) Adverb is followed by に > **別々に** お願いします。 >... more
What is the difference between 〜となる and 〜になる?
Is it a nuance difference? Is it formality? **EDIT** For example: > 請求書のお支払いは現金のみとなりますので、ご了承くださいませ。 > 請求書のお支払いは現金のみになりますので、ご了承くださいませ。 I just made that example up, but for some reason, my... more
How does one use the "[V ます stem] に [Vタ]" pattern (as in 待ちに待った)?
Every now and then I hear 待ちに待った, as in: > 待ちに待ったライブ a long-awaited concert I started wondering if this pattern can apply to other verbs, and it certainly seems to, if Google is any... more