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The 普通形 of a verb in Japanese - future and habitual interpretations [duplicate]

According to my grammar book, the 普通形 of a verb in Japanese usually has two functions: it shows a regular common action and the action that the subject is going to do in the future. For instance: (...
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Dictionary form vs Teiru form for habits [duplicate]

Some people say the ている form can be used to talk about regular habits. I'm not sure, but sometimes the dictionary form seems to be used in the same way. Is there any difference between them in that ...
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Habitual sentences, use of te-form vs imasu form [duplicate]

I ride trains everyday. Which is correct?: 毎日電車に乗っています 毎日電車に乗ります I think it's the first one. If so, does the second one mean "I WILL ride trains everyday" (expressing intent, and implying ...
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Why doesn't 「毎日学校に行ってきます」work?

This question stemmed from comments under another Q&A where @Chocolate points out that「毎日学校に行ってきます」doesn't work but 「今から学校に行ってきます」is fine. But I am still not quite sure why it doesn't work? When ...
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Why is the sentence, “毎日、AからBに通います。” incorrect?

In the exam, my sentence was corrected from, 毎日、A から B に通います。 to, 毎日、A から B に通っています。 ...and no explanation was made. I am still very confused.
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Usage of ている in Punctual Verbs in Japanese and the Concept of Present Perfect in English

EDIT: Status of the Ques Answer to 1st Ques has been given by ナルトさん. But any new answers or thoughts or suggestions are really appreciated!! Answer to 2nd can be extended, as only a touchstone was ...
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Modifying nouns - iku

My textbook (Minna No Nihongo I ch. 22) gives: 私がいつも買い物するスーパーは野菜が安いです (The supermarket I always do my shopping at has cheap vegetables (for sale)). I'm guessing this is ok actually, and it might be ...
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Passive voice with ている

When a verb in the passive voice is used in the ている form, what nuance does that carry? Some examples: 図書館はいろいろな情報が集められています。 米は特にアジアで食べられています。 漢字は中国や日本などで使われています。 中国からお茶が輸入されています。 My interpretation ...
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Can I use て connecting form with ている?

I know I can use て-form to connect verbs (e.g chronological order) and I know I can use ている for repeated action. My question is: can I combine them? For example: 毎日{まいにち}コンビニに行{い}って、 りんごを買{か}っている。 ...
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Habitual te-form and -imasu form, combined with future intent

I asked the question: Habitual sentences, use of te-form vs imasu form I ride trains everyday. Which is correct?: 毎日電車に乗っています 毎日電車に乗ります I think it's the first one. If so, does the second one mean &...
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Continuous state of 煙草を吸う, how to conjugate plain and te-form (polite/short)

たけしさんは煙草を吸いません。 ---> Takeshi will not smoke. ---- (1)   たけしさんは煙草を吸わない。 ----> Takeshi will not smoke. (the short form of the above). ---- (2)   たけしさんは煙草を吸っていません。 ----> Takeshi is not a smoker. ---- (...