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I've come across the following sentence

叫んでたことを知ってたよ。

I know that you can do past tense verbs + こと but I've never seen te-form verbs + たこと. So what does it mean using te-form in this case?

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たこと is nonsensical. It is not a word that I know of. (タコとエビ makes sense but consists of three words. Just a facetious aside)

叫んでたことを知ってたよ -> 叫んでたことを知ってたよ

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Just like "ら抜き" is there also "い抜き" such as "見ている" --> (い抜く) --> "見てる"?

ておく → とく in other contexts; similar 2-kana to 1-kana shortcuts?

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  • Gotcha. So it's basically the te form + いる in past tense. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Thanks! – Will Mar 23 at 0:39

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