so I am enrolled in a work-study program and I want to be able to say " I am both studying and working at the same time"

My take is the following : わたし は べんきょうして も はたらいています. (I am using the て form since it's what I am doing at the moment). I do not know if も is the correct particle to use in this case.

Is this the correct translation?

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I would say

lit. I am doing both study and work.

AもBもする means "do both A and B".

([勉強]{べんきょう}しても~~ would mean "even though I study~~")

or maybe...


verb in continuative form + ながら means "while doing~~".

  • Thank you so much for your answer! So if I've understood here before ながら, we should drop the ます ?
    – vestalv
    Commented Feb 13, 2023 at 13:24
  • @vestalv, yes, ながら is attached to pre-ます form, eg あるき+ながら, たべ+ながら, み+ながら.
    – chocolate
    Commented Feb 13, 2023 at 13:28
  • I wonder what you would do for non-suru verbs? Commented Feb 13, 2023 at 18:59
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    @user3856370 That'd be a bit ややこしい... 「VることもVることもしています」「VてもVてもいます」 are grammatical, but I'd rather use VながらVています instead.
    – chocolate
    Commented Feb 14, 2023 at 3:48

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