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貰ったからです。

derick78b

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Hey, guys, I have a problem.

Using Lang-8, I posted a phrase:
ボブは宿題をやります。それで贈り物を得ました. -> Bob does the homework, that's why he got gifts.

But an user didn't understand and said the correct thing is:
ボブは、宿題をやりました。
というのは、プレゼントを貰ったからです。

I really didn't want to separate the phrases and I really didn't understand why he used 貰ったからです. I tried to ask him if I could use 貰いしたからです but he said "no".

At the same time I don't know why から is in the sentence.
Can anyone explain all this stuff to me, please?

Thanks.
 

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The past tense of 貰う is 貰った. The form 貰いした doesn't exist. (Or, did you mean 貰いした by any chance?)

から means "because".


I would say ボブはプレゼントを貰ったから宿題をします instead.
 

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The past tense of 貰う is 貰った. The form 貰いした doesn't exist. (Or, did you mean 貰いした by any chance?)

から means "because".


I would say ボブはプレゼントを貰ったから宿題をします instead.

Sorry, I really did mean 貰いました. My mistake.

That's my question: can I use 貰いました instead of 貰った?
And, if I already wrote というのは, why do I have to use から?

Thank you very much.

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You can't use 貰いましたからです. It's too repetitive. 貰ったからです or 貰いましたから is OK.

というのは・・・からです is a kind f set phrase. というのは is used as a conjunction in that case, just like なぜなら or だって.
 

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You can't use 貰いましたからです. It's too repetitive. 貰ったからです or 貰いましたから is OK.

というのは・・・からです is a kind f set phrase. というのは is used as a conjunction in that case, just like なぜなら or だって.

That's weird. Here's my question: if I use 貰ったからです is it still a informal phrase or only because I use です it means it's formal? That's really interesting...

Sorry, but I still don't understand about using というのは and から in the same sentence. If they mean the same, wouldn't that be repetitive, like:
Bob does the homework, "because" he got "because" gifts.

Sorry if I'm annoying you.


Once more, thank you!
You're helping me A LOT!
 

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only because I use です it means it's formal?
Right. That's exactly why I wrote "repetitive".

Sorry, but I still don't understand about using というのは and から in the same sentence. If they mean the same, wouldn't that be repetitive, like:
Bob does the homework, "because" he got "because" gifts.
As I said, というのは・・・からです is a SET phrase. You can't say というのは、プレゼントを貰いました. プレゼントを貰ったからです without というのは is acceptable but a bit awkward, since it sounds as if there're just two sentences without any connection.
 

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I think I got it.
Correct me if I'm wrong: You used both to "join" the phrases, right? To make the 2ª be the "continuation" of the first, right?

I think my last question would be:

As you said: "I would say ボブはプレゼントを貰ったから宿題をします instead. "
Where's the verb "to do"? Could I use: ボブはプレゼントを貰ったから宿題をやります?

Thank you,

bye bye
 

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します is the one. します is the polite form of する.

宿題をする --> 宿題をします

Yes, you can use ボブはプレゼントを貰ったから宿題をやります.
 

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します is the one. します is the polite form of する.

宿題をする --> 宿題をします

Yes, you can use ボブはプレゼントを貰ったから宿題をやります.

I've seen that やる is "to have sex" as well as "to do". So, should I avoid it and use する instead?


Now I really understand.

Thank you very very much!
 

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Both やる and する can have such meaning in some contexts. However, 宿題をやる and 宿題をする NEVER means so, since the object 宿題 is clearly stated.

宿題をする sounds a bit more polite/formal.
 
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