Today’s Grammar Point: ~はもちろん

Today’s post is based on the adverb もちろん, which itself means “of course,” “needless to say,” “naturally,” etc.” It can be used in the form of “~はもちろんです/~はもちろんだ” and that can be translated like “there is no doubt that ~,” it goes without saying that ~,” etc.
The most common usage of もちろん, however, would be “~はもちろん、…も” which can be translated as “Not only ~ but also …”


  • [noun] + はもちろん
  • [plain form verb] + の + はもちろん
  • [いadjective stem] い/かった + の + はもちろん
  • [なadjective] な/だった + の + はもちろん


“Will you go to the party?” “Of course, I will.”

“Do you like sushi?” “Of course I like it.”

John will of course pass.

Of course, John gets angry.

Of course, I study Japanese every day, but I also practice conversation once a week.

It goes without saying that Amy speaks English but she also speaks German and French.

My grandmother was good at sewing and knitting as well as cooking.

Not only is my grandmother’s food delicious, but it also looks beautiful.

John doesn’t drink amazake, let alone alcohol.
甘酒あまざけ = sweet drink made from fermented rice or sake lees. doesn’t contain much alcohol.

Not only did amazake warm my body, but it also warmed my heart.

Not only on sunny days, but also on rainy days, I do not miss a walk.

John doesn’t use a mobile phone, let alone a personal computer.

Not only does John dislike smartphones, he dislikes text messages also.

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