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Not sure if this is a noun or a na-adjective but is something like 好きながら, 貧乏ながら, 親切ながら, 貧弱ながら, et cetera, a general grammar pattern of noun or na-adjective + ながら?

What I mean is, do all these work, or will they always work for a given noun or na-adjective?

  • You can't say 好きながら, but can say 読書好きながら. In this case, 読書好き is a noun. – Gradius Jul 30 '12 at 22:53
  • Where it's grammatical they are nouns right? – Louis Jul 30 '12 at 23:24
  • Actually, we can say 読書好きな人, so should we think 読書好き is an adjective? – Gradius Aug 1 '12 at 23:50
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It is not a general pattern. For 好き, it does not work. 好きながら is ungrammatical. It has to be 好きでありながら.

  • Now it begs the question of why "it has to be". – Flaw Jul 31 '12 at 2:06

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