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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayamedori

です vs だ

I just encountered the sentence 雨ですからかさをかしてください again and as I was typing I thought it felt a bit off.. I thought です could only be used at the end of a sentence? My first instinct was that it should be 雨だから but now I've started to doubt myself..

So, my question is: can です only be used at the end of a sentence, or can it be used at the end of a clause as well? Am I making things up here?

March 29, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOAT2B

It can be used at the end of a clause.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ayamedori

Great, thanks! Not sure where I got the idea from it couldn't haha. Thanks for clearing that up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariyanaVo

Hi! It can be used at the end of a clause (and only some clauses) only when you're talking or writing in keigo. It's not something you want to write on an exam, or use with your friends.

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