5 Replies ・ Started by kennysong at 2017-12-12 20:06:06 UTC ・ Last reply by odraencoded at 2017-12-15 13:34:34 UTC This is a discussion about 然う Is そう really an adverb? Is そう really an adverb? It seems to behave more as a noun. kennysong at 2017-12-12 20:03:58 UTC For example, in the sample sentence, もう私は大人だから、そうは考えない. Shouldn't second half be "そう考えない"? Leebo at 2017-12-12 21:43:47 UTC Yes, it's an adverb. You can confirm with a Japanese dictionary that it's a 副詞. https://www.weblio.jp/content/%E7%84%B6%E3%81%86 I'm not going to comment on the example sentences here. I wouldn't bet money on any of them being good examples. kennysong at 2017-12-12 23:57:27 UTC Is the example sentence grammatically incorrect? Or is it valid to use は? jakobd2 at 2017-12-13 02:31:22 UTC No it isn't incorrect. は has different usages, for example contrasting. odraencoded at 2017-12-15 13:34:34 UTC It's an adverb and a noun. Just like temporal nouns, e.g.: 今日雨が降る こう雨が降る そうする = to do that way. So そう modified the verb, it's an adverb. そうです = it's that. Here そう is a noun. Log in to reply.