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Are these two sentences okay?

Emberturmoil
Asked 7 years ago

I'm making a set of drill flash cards where i can pick up different components from each deck and try to stick them together to form sentences. I'm attempting to combine the two different ways to express colors, negative vs positive, ownership, and the two ways to express this/that/that over there. While thinking this up, i thought of two problems where i were to pull up the following combination of cards..

The excessive use of の worries me that i may be trying to cram too much into one mode of practice for the first one.
blue (Noun form), その, dog, i (owner), negative
そのくろのいぬは私のいぬではありません。
That black dog, it is not my dog.
Is this a correctly constructed sentence? if so, i assume typical speech truncates a lot of the unecessary wording?

and in the following, i wont be able to place the color noun and the ownership simultaneously within this sentence will i? At least without changing the color to its adjective form.
white (noun form), あれ, cat, you (owner), positive
あれはあなたのねこです。
That over there, it is your cat.
あれはしろのねこです。
That over there, it is a white cat.

Know someone who might be able to answer this question?

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そのくろのいぬは私のいぬではありません is grammatically correct, yes. But as you said, it's a bit on the long side...Usually you might not need that much information in the topic, you could eliminate the second いぬ, and there are other ways to make it shorter as well.

Actually, you can stack things with の...but of course, at some point it will become ridiculous. In your example, you could say あれはあなたのしろのねこです。 - "That's your white cat." あなたの would need to come first. You might only say that in a context where the person you are talking to has a lot of differently colored cats, and you wanted to be specific about the color.

Snowman
Answered 7 years ago

Okay i figured that was the case when it comes to length, mostly just trying to get sentences to formulate in my head better without thinking and pausing. These words are a bit less familiar to me. ありがとうございます

Emberturmoil
Commented 7 years ago