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Grammar detail: する

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JLPT:
する - to do
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する is the most common verb in Japanese. It has many meanings, of which the most common is 'to do'.

にする

~ + にする literally means 'to do ~' in the sense of choosing A over B, or of choosing to do something.
やっぱりこれします
After all, I'll go for this one.

をする

~ + をする means 'to do ~', and is a general construction that can be used with almost any activity. Some nouns, known as 'の nouns', do not require the を, although typically it would not be wrong to include it. For example,
べんきょう
(study) can be used either way:
ゆみ
由美
ゆうべ
えいご
英語
べんきょう
勉強
した

Yumi studied English last night.
かのじょ
彼女
ゆうしょくご
夕食後
こくご
国語
べんきょう
勉強
した
She studied Japanese after dinner.

がする

~ + がする is less common, and indicates 'a feeling of ~'. It is often used as part of the set phrase 〜のような
がする meaning 'I have a feeling that ~', but it can be used more generally.
わる
よかん
予感
する
I think something bad is about to happen.
For additional meanings, see the main dictionary entry.
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See also:
  • noun + する / します
  • irregular verbs

Words used in this grammar

suru verb - irregular
1. to do  (often written with kana only)
2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)  (often written with kana only)
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Kanji used in this grammar

ベン    exertion   
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キョウ   ゴウ   つよ strong   つよまる to get stronger   つよめる to strengthen   しいる to compel, to force   
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キ   ケ    spirit   
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ユ   ユウ   ユイ   よし reason   
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ビ   うつくしい beautiful   
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エイ    England; hero; flower   
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ゴ   かた to talk, relate   かたらう to talk together, chat   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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セキ   ゆう night   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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ゴ   コウ   のち    あと afterwards   うし behind   おくれる be late   
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コク   くに country   
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アク   オ   わる bad   
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ヨ    previously, in advance   
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カン    feelings   
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