Use of の at the end of sentence

Hi.
Reading the manga ‘Case Closed, detective Conan’, I found the sentence …とは、言ったものの….
…とは I think is related to what he has just explained in the previous page, the reason why he has to go to primary school even though he is 17.
He is now at school, and says 言ったものの…
What is the meaning of the last の?

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ものの is a bit of N2 grammar meaning “but, although, even though”.. It usually has a clause after it like this:

あのお店が出す商品はユニークではあるものの、高すぎるので手が出せない。
Although the products offered by that store are unique, they are too expensive for me to afford.

but as usual in spoken Japanese the last clause can be omitted if it’s obvious in context.

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Maybe, this extract from the Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar would help:




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Thanks, everybody, for the replies, links and extracts! Really useful!!

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That’s the most usual reason to find の at the end of a sentence but it happens not to be what’s going on in this specific case.

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who’s the author of that book? There’s a few out there with that name. I like how its setup.

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thank you, appreciate it.

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