Continued: Differences Between「は (Wa)」and「が (Ga)」

From the last post and continued: 

  • When「は」and「が」are used together and usually they are used in the order of 「は」followed by 「が」.
  • We use「が」 to mark objects of the verbs:「あります」,「わかります」, and「います」.

For example: 貴方(あなた)は日本語(にほんご)が 分(わ)かりますか。

Do you know/ understand Japanese?

We usually mark the objects of verbs and adjectives that describe preference, ability, possession, and the like with 「が」.

For example: 私(わたし)は卵(たまご)が好(す)きです。I like eggs.

Other adjectives that are marked with 「が」are 「きらいです」,「じょうずです」, and「へたです」.

  • In addition to the above, simple sentence pattern below shows different emphasis between「は」and「が」:

X  は Yです。Emphasis is on Y.

X  が Y です。Emphasis is on X.

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