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"Continuous" vs "Discontinuous" verbs: What to call them in English and Japanese?

On my trip home today, I was thinking about how うちに帰っている would be incorrect for my current situation, as I'm currently travelling home and not already at home. I'll walk through my thought process ...
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When to use ところ / て+いるところ / た+ところ

In this sentence: 「もしもし、今、駅に向かって(_______)ところです。 あと5、6分でつきます。」 What should be the correct tense of the verb 歩く? Should I base my answer on the word 今 or the てform of 向かう? If there is 今 does that ...
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How to use 来る in the sense of "is coming"

While reading a book on grammar, I read the following: Context: Shima and Hastushiba Electric's racing team manager Ono are relaxing at a bar after a test run at the track and discussing their ...
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Negative form of お腹が空きました

I understand that お腹が空きました means "I am hungry" since its literal translation would be "My stomach has become empty". Meanwhile, お腹が空きます is closer to "I get hungry" as in ...
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Further clarification on ~てある

This is a follow up to this question regarding the difference between てある and ている. So far I have come across two possible reasons to use てある: てある and ている can both be used to show states, however ...
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Doubts about 判明する and verb tenses

I was checking the example sentences of 判明する on the Weblio EN-JA dictionary and it seems that, when it means "to turn out (that)", 判明する is written in the dictionary form (it turns out) or in the past ...
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Usage of 用意 with different conjugations of 出来る

Is there a difference in meaning between the following two sentences? 昼食の用意が出来ました。 昼食の用意が出来ています。 Which one is more appropriate when announcing to your family that lunch is ready?
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what does とってて mean?

それだ 隼人君達が 駅近のライブハウスとってて sentence I asked a native and they asnwered that とってて is とる(取る・予約する・確保する)+ ~してて→とってて but i am still confused does anyone understand what is going on?
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Using 〜ています with intransitive and transitive verbs

I am currently learning that 〜ています can be used to express a state that resulted from a previous action, e.g. でんきがついています。 All examples in my textbook (Minna No Nihongo - Lesson 29) use intransitive ...
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What about this combination of と and や

For Full context, see here: https://www.docdroid.net/5vuuiCe/img-20170821-0002-new.pdf The problem is in this sentence (line 1): 「"KARAOKE"は、今では "JUDO" や "TSUNAMI" と並ぶ世界共通語になっている。」 Here's my ...
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ぬかるむ Meaning and Use

ぬかるむ has the definition of "to be muddy" in my dictionary, but it is a verb. Furthermore, all the examples use it before a noun, as opposed to saying 丘はぬかるむ. Is it correct to say this? Why is ぬかるむ a ...
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How do you say 'set 'or 'fixed' for this example

For example, a person's destiny is fixed/set from birth. Don't suppose 決定 is the word?
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How to interpret intransitives in non-past tense

I've been reading linguistics books lately and they've gotten me reexamining things I've learned in Japanese textbooks for foreign learners. Susumu Kuno's book The Structure of the Japanese Language ...
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What's the difference between 終わった and 終わっていた

① いつの間にかパーティーは終わっていた ② いつの間にかパーティーは終わった How do you interpret the two sentences above?
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Fixing my grammar on a line in my essay

I'm revising an essay that I wrote and one of my lines is a little beyond my current grammar abilities. My original line is: 友達はそこに行ったことは分かったことはありません What I'm trying to say is: My friend still ...
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