Basic Connections provides basic information about expressions and usages that facilitate the flow of ideas and thoughts in written and spoken Japanese. It explains how words and phrases dovetail, how clauses pair up with other clauses, how sentences come together to create harmonious paragraphs. Since this is a book about the basics it starts with the fundamentals, explaining first the two types of Japanese sentence-A is B' and 'A does B.' Then it proceeds to the problem of the modifier and the modified-a matter of 'which is which.' Wa and ga naturally get considerable play;'