Drills: そうじします vs  そうじ

Crimson Amaryllis
Asked 7 years ago

Hi all,

I recently finished the lesson involving します and how to combine it with nouns. I keep on getting the drills wrong for this, and I was wondering if it was just me. One of them asks 'What does そうじします' mean?' I clicked on 'cleaning', but it thinks 'to clean' is the verb version.

I was taught in English that if it has 'ing' on the end, it's a verb! So, is そうじします not actually a verb? Is the drill wrong? Am I wrong?! I feel like I'm taking crazy pills. Grammar sucks.


Any help would be appreciated a lot :) Thank you

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From what I remember, そうじ by itself means "cleaning" and します means "to do" so if you put them together, it gives you "to clean"(そうじします) instead of "cleaning"(そうじ).

Answered 7 years ago

Yes, this answer is great. I'd like to add that an English verb can be used as a noun by being added "ing." It is called "gerund."

Commented 7 years ago