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Adjective/noun + の

Dante17

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So, I've been learning about how using the pronoun の to essentially repeat a noun without actually saying it, to avoid repetition. ( I've attached a picture of the page, just in case I'm not explaining it too well. )

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So, I've applied this knowledge and complete some questions and answers in my workbook below and would really appreciate them marked. Thanks :)

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( I apologise for not typing them out but I'm in a hurry ^\^' . Oh, and sorry if my handwriting is bad, also >\< )
 

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You should really start posting your pictures with the right side up :)

1. In a spoken conversation, you could indeed use これ/それ while pointing to Mary's shirt, but in this written exercise you should say "the white/black one" or "the one on the left/right". Also don't forget the ー in メアリー.
2. Correct.
3. Sounds like "It belongs to that short (person)"... Better reformulate it as "It's the short/long one", or "The short/long one is Mary's".
4. Should be たけしさんの, not たけしさのの.

Also of note: even though the textbook uses it, it would be wise to avoid using the word パンツ in practice - its main meaning is underpants (like the British "pants" as opposed to the American one). To refer to regular trousers, it's better to use ズボン.
 

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Sorry about the pics :p

With the first one, I was going to say the colour of the clothing, but I felt that it would mess up the whole rule of the nouns and how they work by omitting te second noun if I threw an adjective like white or black into the mix of the method the book is teaching me. How exactly would I word the first one?

Also, for the third one how would I word that without directly repeating the noun? Surely that'd lead to ' あのみじかいののです ' ? As の means one in this case?
 
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Nevermind, looks I forgot that you can use の in this way for adjectives as well ☝. Then the third sentence is correct after all, and you can use a similar construct for the first one. Looks like I also (re)learned something today.
 

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Oh right :) so just to clarify, for the first one I could say ' あのしろいのはメアリーさんのです。or am I wording it in a weird way? Also, does 3 still sound like ' it belongs to that short (person) as you described previously?
 

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Look the answer of 2. It just says "Takeshi's" and not mentions "this black shirt". Thus, what you don't need to mention in the answer of 1 is...?
 

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That it's Mary's? :) so I'd just say something like ' そのしろいのです。' ?
 
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You got it! Just しろいのです is also OK.
 
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