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 Post subject: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:27 pm 
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In this sentence: "갈비를 좋아해요.", 갈비 is the object. In this case, is the subject(the one who is speaking)implied, since it does not outright say what the subject is? Since the subject of the sentence is implied, does that mean that the sentence means "I like ribs". But can't this sentence also mean that "Ribs taste good". In that sentence, galbi is the subject instead of "I" being the subject right, right? But in the sentence "갈비를 좋아해요.", galbi is not the subject, because it has the object particle attached to it and therefore it is an object.

What I'm trying to say is, if a sentence can mean two things, such as the one above, but the subject and object change, why don't the particles change too? Thanks to anyone who can help!


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 Post subject: Re: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:01 am 
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Theresa,

"갈비를 좋아해요" can be a complete sentence when the listener knows who likes the ribs. But I wouldn't necessarily assume that only "I" can be implied. One could use the same sentence, meaning my boyfriend likes ribs (남자 친구는 갈비를 좋아해요), if the speaker knows that the listener would understand who she is talking about.

But this sentence does not mean "Ribs tastes good." All it says is "ribs, like." (As I said above, who likes ribs depends on the context.) So your question about the subject/object particle change does not apply here.

Maybe you have a different example on your mind?


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 Post subject: Re: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Jill, thanks! Your explanation helped a lot. I can't think of an example right now, because I'm just beginning to learn Korean and can't form good sentences yet, but if I think of a good sentence that I have a question about, I'll post it in the forum!


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 Post subject: Re: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:31 am 
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안녕하세요..

i have a problem to identify the object & subject of a sentence..

for example :
question : 어떻게 학교에 가요?
answer : (i go to school by bus)
in this answer, how can i identify which one is subject & object..?? either bus or school..

thanks in advance.. :)

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 Post subject: Re: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:13 am 
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안녕하세요 eina님, 만나서 반가워요!! ^^

저는 버스로 학교에 가요(I go to school by bus)
저+는(I/Me+subject particle)
버스+로(Bus+method/by way particle)

if you want detect subject/object
subject usually attach with 은/는 and object usually attach with 을/를

저는 갈비를 먹어요(I eat ribs)

I'm not sure that my answers is correct, let's see answers from others. ^^

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 Post subject: Re: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:10 am 
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고마워, khair씨..

actually, i'm quite confused about 학교또는 버스 as a subject/object.. :D

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 Post subject: Re: How to identify the object of a sentence?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:51 pm 
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eina wrote:
고마워, khair씨..

actually, i'm quite confused about 학교또는 버스 as a subject/object.. :D

또는 is not a subject/object particle. It simply means "or."

고마워, khair씨.. -> 고마워요, khair씨..
You should use 요 when you speak to a stranger. :wink:


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