Hitomi Tashiro

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A grammar point you won't need to be told twice

Language | WELL SAID Nov 5, 2018

A grammar point you won't need to be told twice

Today, we'll look at the Xように言(い)う pattern and some related expressions. Xように言う means to "tell someone to do X," and it's used when a person reports what they told someone to do, like how the mother told Takako to get milk.