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JLPT N3 Grammar: おかげで (okage de)

おかげで (okage de)

Meaning: thanks to, because of

How to use the:
Verb-casual + おかげで
いadjective + おかげで
なadjective + なおかげで
Noun + のおかげで

Explain:
Used when there are good results for a reason, a cause expressed by meaning through grace, with assistance.
However, sometimes 「か げ で is used, including a scolding, anger.
The following manifestation of the identified truth or the fact that it happened happened, so the speculative, expectant and willful expressions such as 「~ つ も り だ / ~ た い / ~ た ろ う」, etc., were not used.

Example sentences:
1, お元気ですか?おかげさまで、元気です
Ogenkidesuka? Okage-sama de, genkidesu
How are you? Thank goodness I’m fine

2, わたしは多忙なおかげで、悩んだりする暇がない。
watashi wa tabou na okage de, nayandari suru hima ga nai.
I am so busy now that I have no time for worry.

3, あなたのおかげで助かりました。
Anata no okage de tasukarimashita.
Thanks to you I was helped.

4, 彼女のおかげで、わたしは難局を切り抜けることができた。
kanojo no okage de, watashi wa nankyoku o kirinukeru koto ga dekita.
She gave me the solution to my problem.

5, この経験のおかげで、わたしは忘れられない教訓を得ました。
kono keiken no okage de, watashi wa wasurerarenai kyoukun o emashita.
This experience taught me a lasting lesson.

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