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Common misconceptions of particles 은/는 and 이/가 (from reddit)

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Today, I encountered this thread talking about some misconceptions using topic and subject particles.

I copy paste list of common misconceptions here below. Several of them I've already encountered in sentence discussions here on DL, so it's good to be aware of. You can find the explanations in the video.

01 - If a noun is a topic, then it cannot be a subject

02 - 은/는 is a subject particle

03 - 은/는 is a topic particle

04 - 이/가 is a subject particle

05 - First use 이/가 then use 은/는

06 - 은/는 and 이/가 are akin to the/an

07 - 은/는 gives emphasis to what it attaches to

08 - 이/가 always marks the grammatical subject of the sentence

09 - Subjects of embedded clauses are always marked with 이/가

10 - If the noun can be removed, then use 은/는

11 - Particle 은/는 replaces 이/가

12 - You can freely omit 은/는 and 이/가

At the end of the video are some additional misconceptions which didn't make the cut. Feel free to ask me questions. I will try to incorporate answers into the following videos in the series.

November 10, 2017


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