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zuotengdazuo

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Hi. Can I ask a question here? I post the snapshot because I think the underlined という is related to what was previously said by 狂三.
Is there a の omitted between っていう and なら? I can find the pattern というのなら in my dictionary but not というなら.
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bentenmusume

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zuotengdazuo said:
Is there a の omitted between っていう and なら? I can find the pattern というのなら in my dictionary but not というなら.
verb+なら and verb+のなら are both acceptable.

It's not "omitted", but rather that the structure is valid with or without the presence of の:
 

Toritoribe

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I can find the pattern というのなら in my dictionary but not というなら.
Again and again, you should keep in mind that いう can be just a usual verb, meaning "to say". The reason is simply because ~というなら is just a -nara conditional, and not a set phrase that has a special meaning, as bentenmusume-san provided. Dictionaries/Textbooks don't entry the -nara conditional form of all verbs like 行くなら, 見るなら, 食べるなら, 話すなら,,, right?

I post the snapshot because I think the underlined という is related to what was previously said by 狂三.
Is the whole page really needed for that purpose?
 
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