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Jan
23
comment The use of ~た、~ている、~ていた to refer to a resultant state (new question)
@Tim You can use 持つ・持った in conversation too, and it might just sound a bit more formal/politer. (I don't see much difference between 持つ and 持った in this context. Maybe 持つ sounds a little bit more formal.) I don't think you'd use 持っていた here, even in the written form.
Jan
23
revised The use of ~た、~ている、~ていた to refer to a resultant state (new question)
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Jan
23
revised The use of ~た、~ている、~ていた to refer to a resultant state (new question)
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Jan
23
comment semantic difference between two keigo verbal forms : に なる(ni naru) and なさる(nasaru)?
@TokyoNagoya それもコメでなく回答欄に、是非!
Jan
23
answered The use of ~た、~ている、~ていた to refer to a resultant state (new question)
Jan
23
comment Does this sentence using も twice say that the speaker doesn't have 女子力?
@TokyoNagoya それ、コメでなく回答欄に、是非!
Jan
22
comment Does this sentence using も twice say that the speaker doesn't have 女子力?
I think XXもくそもない = XXもへったくれもない. home.alc.co.jp/db/owa/…
Jan
21
revised Why is it である not にある in this sentence?
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Jan
21
answered Why is it である not にある in this sentence?
Jan
20
comment What could リル mean in this situation?
♩ is [四分音符]{しぶおんぷ}, not 四分音*譜*. (そのブログを書いた人は、漢字を間違ってます)
Jan
20
revised What could リル mean in this situation?
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Jan
19
revised Sentence with いいわけない
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Jan
18
comment Using いちばん、にばん (first, second, etc.) in a sentence
「初めての」の次は「二回目、三回目」や「二度目、三度目」では?
Jan
18
revised Using いちばん、にばん (first, second, etc.) in a sentence
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Jan
18
answered Sentence with いいわけない
Jan
18
answered Are both of these sentences grammatically correct? (stem+に+行く vs て+行く)
Jan
17
comment When is 兄弟 interpreted as “siblings” and when is it interpreted as “brothers”?
As a side note, I've seen きょうだい (in hiragana) used to refer to 兄と妹 in the newspaper. I've also seen [兄妹]{きょうだい} and [姉弟]{きょうだい} (probably in a novel? essay? or newspaper).
Jan
17
comment When is 兄弟 interpreted as “siblings” and when is it interpreted as “brothers”?
I think 兄弟(か)姉妹はいますか is seen in formal situations or in the written style (eg. 相続, 法律関係...). When asking for sisters, I think you'd say like 「[女]{おんな}(の)[兄弟]{きょうだい}はいますか。」「お姉ちゃんか妹いる?」 in conversation.
Jan
17
revised using ように pattern to mean “so that” and its use in negative verbs
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Jan
17
comment What are the different ways to use ように&如く?
I think the ますように is this >> ending sentences with ように