speaker doesn't want to trouble her only family member, A, with her tough day at work. A however, does notice something wrong.


I find this statement is confusing since it 引きずる isn't used in the passive voice.

in other words: I who was tired out("influenced") by the things that happened at work


what is actually written: I who "prolonged" the incidents at work

This doesn't really make sense since a lot of bs that was out of the speaker's control was thrusted upon her at work.

Thanks for any clarifications.


'Schlep' or 'drag' are probably more appropriate here than 'prolong' or 'influence'.

A noticed that B(?) had a lot on her mind regarding things at work, she had 'dragged her problems home', rather than 'leaving them at the office'.

Another sentence in the same vein:

日本人が日本語の構文を引きずったまま英語を書くと、しばしば冗長で複雑な英文が生まれる。 When Japanese write in English and drag along Japanese sentence structure, verbose and complicated sentences are created.

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