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These translators are probably freelancers who are not directly employed by this company. They do not represent this company because they are just guests who were invited to write an article to this site. Moreover, this site is targeted at professional translators and people who want to be translators. (That's why there are even articles about income tax ...


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Xさんにご[連絡]{れんらく}の[上]{うえ}で[帰宅]{きたく}[致]{いた}しました。 I think that "and" shows the reason why you went home. Exactly, the way of ~して is a obscure conjunction. In the case of ~したい: ご挨拶したかったです。 →ご挨拶できず申し訳ありません。 I feel that is a speaker's own desire. In the case of objective expression: ご挨拶したく思いました。 Those are not altogether false, but I think ...


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I think 尊敬語 and 謙譲語 can be used in the て form and たい form. To say "I called X and went home" in 謙譲語, I think you could probably say like... Xさんにご連絡申し上げて、帰らせていただきました。 Xさんに連絡させていただいて(orさせていただき)、帰らせていただきました。 etc... For "I wanted to greet you" in 謙譲語, I think you could say like... ご挨拶申し上げたかったです。 ご挨拶させていただきたかったです。 etc... ...


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I am sorry to say, I am not able yet to grasp your intention basically, but what I can point out is.... Ex. To say "I called X and went home." - Xさんに連絡いたして、お帰りしました。 sounds very strange, because 1 I am not sure if you are trying to "report" you action to "someone else other than you". Plus, since your action, going home is described as "お帰りしました”  , ...


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My thought is as follows: There are two types of paradigm. たい is a adjective form that shows a state of a subjective will. たがる is a verb form that shows a state from an objective viewpoint. 私は戦いたいです。       I want to fight. あなたは戦いたがっています。  You want to fight. 私は戦いたくありません。    I don't want to fight. あなたは戦いたがっていません。 You don't want to fight. 私は戦いたいですか。     ...


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I assume you mean the honorific form, rather than the simple polite form (which can be achieved by just adding です after 戦いたい). お戦いになりたい sounds odd in most cases, because ~たい itself is usually for a desire of your own. Honorific expressions are for someone higher than you. http://japanese.stackexchange.com/a/3844/5010 Can たい and たがる be used for a ...



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