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Not sure if this is a noun or a na-adjective but is something like 好きながら, 貧乏ながら, 親切ながら, 貧弱ながら, et cetera, a general grammar pattern of noun or na-adjective + ながら?

What I mean is, do all these work, or will they always work for a given noun or na-adjective?

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You can't say 好きながら, but can say 読書好きながら. In this case, 読書好き is a noun. –  Gradius Jul 30 '12 at 22:53
    
Where it's grammatical they are nouns right? –  Louis Jul 30 '12 at 23:24
    
Actually, we can say 読書好きな人, so should we think 読書好き is an adjective? –  Gradius Aug 1 '12 at 23:50
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It is not a general pattern. For 好き, it does not work. 好きながら is ungrammatical. It has to be 好きでありながら.

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Now it begs the question of why "it has to be". –  Flaw Jul 31 '12 at 2:06
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