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About Japanese grammar 2017/11/7 16:39
イギリスなどの研究グループは、インドネシアのスマトラ島の森で、新しい種類のオランウータンが見つかったと発表しました。


I would like to know the function of と here in the above sentence. As far as I know, と is used for combining nouns and referring to the object "with". As the と is used after a verb, then it must be something else. Thankss for helping.
by Black Joker  

Re: About Japanese grammar 2017/11/7 19:55
と is also used for quotations.
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Re: About Japanese grammar 2017/11/7 21:48
Firas is right. You might have heard about と言いました。As 発表するis simply a more educated way to say 言うyou can use the とbefore 発表as well.
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Re: About Japanese grammar 2017/11/8 11:21
Thank you very much for helping out:D
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