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は vs が: Grammar Particles

I've always been confused as to the situation "は" is used as opposed to "が" and visa versa in regards to sentence particles. I realize each is used to mark the subject of a sentence, but I've never found a concrete explanation as to when to use one over the other. Is there a general rule or is it simply intuitive and/or a matter of context which comes with experience?

12/6/2017, 7:48:04 PM

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12/6/2017, 8:44:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Brotaku89

Thanks very much. I expect that this question will be asked many times in the future by people beginning to formally learn Japanese. I'll try to keep this link in mind as I see the same question pop up.

12/7/2017, 3:16:31 PM

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Ga is more for things which are sort the primary focus on the statement. Wa is more general

12/6/2017, 9:24:18 PM
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