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I do understand that they can be interchangeable, but can you provide me some example to understand the difference?

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まま- helpful link

http://japanesetest4you.com/flashcard/learn-jlpt-n3-grammar-%E3%81%BE%E3%81%BE-mama/

っぱなし- helpful link

https://japanesetest4you.com/flashcard/learn-jlpt-n3-grammar-っぱなし-ppanashi/

basically まま is used when we keep something "as it is" and っぱなし is used to when we keep something in "use"

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