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Personality through implicature

Agent Anderson calls this “Antimeme”, and I don’t know why. But here goes:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Use what’s actually next to you.

This is pretty easy. The sentences on page 161 of Kodansha’s The Handbook of Japanese Verbs are numbered!

Mo kaigi ga _______ iru kara, ano heya ni _______ wa ikemasen. (hajimaru) (hairu)

もう会議が____いるから、あの部屋に____はいけません。(始まる)(入る)

Since the meeting has already begun, you must not enter that room.