Grammer

無生物主語を使ってみよう

Inanimate Subjects.
無生物主語を使って講師と会話してみましょう。
無生物主語は文字通り、人や動物ではない「無生物」が主語となる形になります。 天気だったり、海だったり、渋滞だったり。対応する代表的な表現方法には、 ・allow + O to 〜 Oに〜させることを許す ・make + O 〜 Oを(強制的に)〜させる ・cause + O to 〜 Oに(何かが原因となって)〜させる ・remind + O of 〜 Oに〜を思い出させる といった例が挙げられます。 【回答例】 This textbook reminds me of my school days. 私はこの教科書を見ると学生時代を思い出します。
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Please use an inanimate subject.
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Please use an inanimate subject.

To be honest, I'm not really sure about how to use inanimate subjects. I don't understand the standard about using them. In any case, now I'll try to make some sentences using them, so please check these sentences out:
1. The heavy rain prevented me from going out.
2. A curfew prevented me from going out at night.
3. His abundant knowledge enabled him to invent a new machine.
4. A sunny weather enables me to go out.
5. My poor salary makes my drinking alcohol at nice bars impossible.

自然な表現

To be honest, I'm not really sure about how to use inanimate subjects. I don't understand the standard about using them. In any case, now I'll try to make some sentences using them, so please check out these sentences:

1. The heavy rain prevented me from going out.
2. A curfew prevented me from going out at night.
3. His abundant knowledge enabled him to invent a new machine.
4. A sunny weather enables me to go out.
5. My low salary makes my drinking alcohol at nice bars impossible.

1. you may split phrasal verbs if the object is a pronoun; otherwise, don't split them
2. "salary" cannot be rich or poor; or cheap or expensive
it can be high, low, sufficient, insufficient, excessive, and the like
Okay. Your request and any corrections will be attended to by the corrections teacher. We can start a conversation using your first sentence. What do you think?

All right. In my opinion, my first sentence seems to make sense. What do you think of that?

自然な表現

All right. In my opinion, my first sentence seems to make sense. What is your opinion on the issue?

1. There is nothing to correct here. This is just an alternative expression you may use in this situation.
Okay. Let's start a conversation. The heavy rain prevented you from going out. Where did you want to go to if it was not raining?

Unfortunately, we seem to be talking at cross-purposes, don't we? As for me, I just wanted to learn about English grammar, especially about inanimate subjects, so Mr/Ms correction teacher, I'm indeed reluctant to burden you, but please check out the previous five sentences.

自然な表現

Unfortunately, we seem to be talking at cross-purposes, don't we? As for me, I just wanted to learn about English grammar, especially about inanimate subjects, so Mr./Ms. correction teacher, I'm indeed reluctant to burden you, but please check out the previous five sentences.

1. always add a period after "Mr," "Ms," and "Mrs"

*Aside from the fifth sentence that I corrected, everything else was well-written. Your usage of inanimate subjects was correct. Excellent work!
  • say(〜と書いてある)
  • bring + O + to ~ (Oを〜へ連れていく)
  • prevent + O + from + -ing(Oに〜させない)
  • enable + O + to 不定詞(Oが〜できるようにする)
  • make + O + 動詞の原形(Oに〜させる)
  • The bad weather caused us to stay home.(悪天候の為、私たちは家にいることにした。)
  • Her smile always makes me happy.(彼女の笑顔を見るといつも幸せになる。)
  • The internet allows us to get a lot of information.(インターネットのおかげで、私たちはたくさんの情報を入手できる。)
  • That song reminds me of my school days.(その歌を聞くと、私は学生時代を思い出す。)
  • This train takes you to the park.(この電車に乗ると、その公園に行けます。)

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