Particles in an exercise


#1

In a textbook I’m currently studying, I had to fill in the gaps with the right particles in the following sentence :

7月_友達_車_そぼ_家_行きます。

I went with the following :

7月友達そぼ行きます。
On July, my friend goes to his grandmother’s house by car.

But, the solution written in the book was

7月には友達そぼ行きます。

I have the feeling that my sentence makes sense. Is it correct?


#2

Did they give you a translation to conform to? Your sentence just means something completely different.

Also, you typed そば instead of そぼ, just an fyi.


#3

No, unfortunately, the book does not give a translation.

I understand the sentences are different, but is mine grammatical?


#4

Yes, your sentence is grammatical.


#5

Can you use そぼ to refer to someone else’s grandmother?


#6

Generally, if you say そぼ you mean your own and おばあさん for someone elses. That doesn’t stop the friend from going to your own grandmother though ^^.

Ah just saw the translation he provided. Should be instead: In July, my friend goes to my grandmother’s house by car.


#7

It depends on the context. In any case, it wouldn’t render the sentence ungrammatical.


#8

My first thought was:7月友達そぼ行きます。

Is that also a possibility? (Just a little exercise for myself XP)


#9

Yeah, this was the last sentence of the exercise, and it had more blanks than the others, which made the overall meaning kind of fuzzy.


#10

Fwiw, that was my first thought also.