Need some help with my japanese homework

Hey guys!
I am working on my japanese homework right now and I am trying to solve a sentence, but I just can’t. Could someone help me out with it? I will type it out, it’s a sentence with a few missing particles, so when I write a parenthesis in the sentence, it’s either a particle I need to fill in or I just have to write and X meaning I shouldn’t put anything there. So here goes:

ミラーさんはパソコン(が?)ありません(から?)、いつも( )佐藤さん( )借ります。

Still trying to figure out some parts of this grammar, because we just went through the chapter, that contained these kinda stuff. I know that が comes before verbs like あります, わかります、好きです、etc… and I would put から after ありません, because if I am not mistaken, it would imply, that ミラーさん has no computer and the second part of the sentence is the explanation/reasoning what he does, when he needs one (?). Now for the other two parenthesis I have no clue if I have to type something or leave it empty. I would be really thankful for an answer and/or explanation. Thank you very much!

P.s.: I don’t know if I had to create a new topic for this or not, sorry haven’t really posted on the community so far haha


Correct, except 好き is not a verb, but an adjective. が comes before these expressions, because it’s a subject marker, not because these expressions specifically require が.

The が and から are correct, though ありません + から sounds overly formal for the context.

Regarding the particles needed after いつも and before 借ります, you check online what particles would be used in these spots in a native context. Do you know what each of these means?


Just a hunch, but I figured the resource they’re using hasn’t taught plain forms yet.


Right, I get the first part about が, and just as it was mentioned below you, we are still taught like that, most basic level of japanese course, so I guess more informal stuff comes later. I know the meaning of the two, いつも is always and 借ります is to borrow, but I haven’t checked anywhere else yet, I’ll try looking it up for sure, thanks!:slight_smile:

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