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Grammar detail: ただ~のみだ

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JLPT:
ただ~のみだ - all we can do is; can do nothing but; only
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ただ
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verb plain
+
のみだ
means
all we can do is; can do nothing but; only
There is a strong emphasis on 'only' when this expression is used.
ただ
けっか
結果
のみ
We can but wait for the results.
たいてい
ひと
にんげん
人間
ただその
ひと
せいこう
成功
なりあるいは
こううん
幸運
によってのみ
はんだん
判断
する

Most people judge men only by their success or their good fortune.
Other patterns:
ただ
+
noun
+
のみだ
means
all we can do is; can do nothing but; only
ただ
+
いadjective
+
のみだ
means
all we can do is; can do nothing but; only
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Kanji used in this grammar

ケツ   むす    ゆわえる to bind   ゆ to braid   
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カ    result   はたす to carry out   は end, extremity   はてる to come to an end   
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タイ   ま to wait   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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セイ   ジョウ   な to become   な to perform, to accomplish   
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ク   コウ    achievement   
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コウ   さち    しあわ    さいわ happiness   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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ハン   バン   seal
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ダン   ことわ to refuse, to decline   た to cut off   
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