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Subject: Re: ない vs なくて
From: Glenn
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 19:48:17 GMT
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> これぐらいとか、このようなとか指示できない、不明の状態や性質などを表したり、それを尋ねたりするときに用いる。
> Hey, in the sentence above, I was wondering why its できない and not できなくて? It just seems like the sentence would connect better with that instead. But then, I'm probably not interpreting it correctly,
> Your help would be appreciated,
> Lawrence
> P.s. this comes from the goo.ne.jp definition of どんな

できない is modifying 状態, that's why (technically I guess 指示できない is). It's a compound modifier.

P.S. You forgot to close out your bold tags. :-p

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