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comment 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
No, I sort of agree. I just think that using the past tense was originally intended as describing an event in the past, the current usage being an "abuse of past tense", which for various reasons may be considered more polite. As I understand it, using the past tense in asking for confirmation of a fact assumes that the fact has already been established (rather than establishing a new fact here and now). In any case, I would call it an extended/figurative use of the past tense, not a non-past use.
Jul
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comment Meaning of 腐っていく
I don't think the meaning of いく is very relevant here (yet), since we really have no idea why OP thinks that 腐っていく should have anything to do with a sexual pun.
Jul
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answered meaning of (verb stem)+ませぬな
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
@Tim Better? [fill]
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comment Transliterating the last name Cobaxin
What do you think about コバ シン?
Jul
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comment How to say don't tire/wear yourself out?
早寝早起き朝ご飯. No, just kidding. If you're concerned about their health, then maybe 体に気を付けてください. I don't know if it was clear in my short answer, but generally 無理しないでください is really the best way of expressing concern. But then you haven't given us any more detail about your relationship with that person, other than "someone who is a friend".
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answered How to say don't tire/wear yourself out?
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answered 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
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comment 「どちら様でしたか?」 - why past form?
@EiríkrÚtlendi No, どちら様でしたか is very common for asking about someone you (are supposed to) have met before.
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reviewed Leave Open Transliterating the last name Cobaxin
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revised Is “義理” the proper term in this case?
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revised What does どうした mean and how does it differ from 何をした?
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revised How to say “about” as in “to read about”
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revised How to say “about” as in “to read about”
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answered How to say “about” as in “to read about”
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reviewed Looks OK How do you find the best Japanese textbook?
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awarded  Curious