Using そうな grammar point in sentence as past negative


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English - American
I wrote this sentence:

I'd like to make it negative past tense.
This is what I think it would be:


Could someone confirm if that is right / grammatically correct?

The reason is, i'm confused a bit with the じゃな . My brain is programmed from earlier studies of Japanese to use じゃなかった to make it past tense with optionally using です。By default I wanted to write it as:


As a broader comment, the examples online for this particular Japanese grammar point do not have many negative past tense sentences. Before posting this I've visit a number of web sites but couldn't find much help.
  • stree12

    New Member
    English - American
    "This seems to be scenery that my brother hates."

    I used the incorrect particle in two of the sentences above. が is the more appropriate particle. Using the wrong particle might make the sentence make no sense. は should be が .

    Making that change, how to put the sentence in negative past tense?


    Senior Member
    お兄さんが大嫌いそうな景色です。 sounds unnatural.
    いかにも兄がひどく嫌いそうな景色です。sounds better.

    お兄さんは嫌いじゃなかったさそうな景色です。 doesn't make sense.
    お兄さんは嫌いじゃなさそうな景色でした。is the grammatically correct version.
    兄が嫌いそうな景色ではありませんでした。is better.
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