If you only have time to help me out with 1 question, please help me out with the 3rd one!
Thank you in advance!
１．First question: The textbook told me that the short form for なadjectives and nouns ends in だ。However, it said that the だ is usually dropped at the end of a sentence. Do they mean to say that it's actually incorrect to not do so, or that I might sound awkward/weird to not to do it, or what? Also, is it possible to use the end-of-sentence particles ね or よ WITHOUT first saying だ？
2. ろうりするｖｓろうりをつくる： Which is used in what context? The idea of saying "Making Cooking" is absolutely foreign to me, so chances are I'd naturally gravitate to the former, but does that matter?
3．Final and hardest question； it taught me how to use "I think..." and "he said...", however it didn't clarify how I should say any of the following:
"I think that he said..."
"I think that he thinks"
Problem with "he thinks..."
Does the above sentence imply that "Takeshi thinks he likes Michiko", or does it imply that "I think that Takeshi likes Michiko". Usually such ambiguity could be chalked up to a lack of context, however I don't see how I could make this sentence clear in ANY context? Can someone help me out with this?
Attempt at "I think that he said..."
No textbook taught me the above sentence, I'm just trying to fill in the blanks here and assuming it's correct... but is it?
Attempt at "I think that he thinks"
I sort of did the exact same thing that I did in example 2 for this one, but I'm just as unclear as to whether or not it's right.