short notice #11『A Christmas Mistake』

A Christmas Mistake (Learn Japanese by reading stories)

"You and all the children—every one," went on the teacher dreamily, as if he were reciting a lesson learned beforehand. "She told me to tell you to be sure and come. Shall I say that you will?"

A Christmas Mistake

subject with particle: かれは
dictionary form predicate: もとめる
modifier: かのじょの・へんじを
彼は彼女の返事を求めました。

"Oh, yes, that is—I suppose—I don't know," said Mrs. Grant incoherently. "I never expected—yes, you may tell her we'll come," she concluded abruptly.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: かのじょは
predicate: こんらん・する
彼女は混乱していました。

subject: かのじょは
predicate: きめる
modifier: ほうもんすることを
彼女は訪問することを決めました。

"Thank you," said the abstracted messenger, gravely lifting his hat and looking squarely through Mrs. Grant into unknown regions.

A Christmas Mistake

subject: なんかいな・メッセンジャーは
predicate: うけとる
modifier: かのじょの・こたえを
難解なメッセンジャーは彼女の答えを受け取りました。

When he had gone Mrs. Grant went in and sat down, laughing in a sort of hysterical way.

A Christmas Mistake

modifier: かれが・かえった・あとに
subject: かのじょは
predicate: わらう
彼が帰った後、彼女から笑いがもれました。

"I wonder if it is all right. Could Cornelia really have told him? She must, I suppose, but it is enough to take one's breath."

A Christmas Mistake

subject: わたしは
predicate: びっくり・する
「びっくりしました」

Reference : Short Stories by L. M. Montgomery(project gutenberg)
Japanese grammar and condensed translation

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