- according to the rules of syntax
1965 June 4, Shigeyuki Kuroda, “Generative grammatical studies in the Japanese language”, in DSpace@MIT, retrieved 2014-02-24:
- Thus, there is a third kind of judgment, which we shall call characterization. The wa-phrase and ga-phrase serve syntactically to distinguish predicational judgment not only from nonpredicational description but also from characterizational judgment.
- The sentence was syntactically correct, but made no sense.