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Mar
31
comment What other forms of the progressive verb can be shortened?
Examples of this are endless: 待っていて > 待ってて ...... 待っていたら > 待ってたら ..... 変わっていく > 変わってく
Mar
17
comment Odd use of も has me stumped
Perhaps "mo" can sometimes have the nuance of "all things come to an end"? 5 out of 9 of your examples could be interpreted this way, as can OP's original sentence.
Mar
17
comment Odd use of も has me stumped
Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/14219/… and this one: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/23539/…
Jan
28
comment Why does Japanese lack word wrapping?
Maybe because Japanese doesn't have spaces?
Jan
22
comment Why should we say 応えられなくなってきて and not 応えられなくてきて?
I wonder if it has to do with the verb being stative/dynamic. Even without negation, こたえられるようになってくる sounds better to me than こたえられてくる.
Jan
22
comment Why should we say 応えられなくなってきて and not 応えられなくてきて?
That is true. But I think it's a little different since it's negated. If you look at the case of おく, it is possible to use ~ないでおく. But I'm not sure you can do the same for くる.
Jan
22
answered Why should we say 応えられなくなってきて and not 応えられなくてきて?
Jan
14
comment Why my book uses に in this sentence?
duplicate: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/5287/…
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Sep
18
comment Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
How can you account for the quote in my answer below? Is the novel using "informal speech"?
Sep
18
comment Can ~たり~たり end with verbs other than する?
I understand your point about 立ったり、座ったり、働くときの姿勢, but do you really think this same logic works for 自信を持って話したり、笑ったり、食べる事が出来る? It seems like a stretch. Isn't it more likely that this means 自信を持って話したり、笑ったりして食べる事が出来る?
Sep
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Sep
16
accepted ても “even if/though” doesn't seem right
Sep
15
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Sep
10
revised Dictionary form of verb followed by に
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Sep
10
answered Dictionary form of verb followed by に
Sep
9
revised 自分 and 自身, what's the difference
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