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When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the continuation of state?

Last night, when I asked my wife to send an email to me, she said もう送っている which I took to mean that she was "sending the message". (The message had a big attachment so I imagined that it could take a ...
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Habitual aspect

My (poor) understanding of things is that there are two ways to get habitual semantics in Japanese: use the dictionary form of the verb: 毎日、映画{えいが}を見に行く "I go to the movies every day." ...
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Why is a verb in the past (た形) contradicted with ~ていない?

In the episode of the anime Sora no Otoshimono linked below, the following exchange occurs several times (beginning at 3:06): A: 呼んだ? You called? B: 呼んでねええ No I didn't! Could someone please explain ...
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Is there a distinction between ‘did“ and ”have done" in Japanese?

According to internet sources and my Chinese friend living in Japan, there isn't. However, can someone provide more evidence on this issue? If there is no grammatical distinction, how can we ...
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Is 寝る a stative or active verb?

Looking at past questions I am still confused with the answers given: The answer to this post suggests that 寝る is a continuation of some state. 昨日も全然寝てない。 Yesterday I didn't sleep at all. ...
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When to give ている a Continuous reading and when to give it a Perfect Reading

I have been through several articles on the Stackexchange, and through them, I was able to learn that the reading of ている, can be for both Continuous Tense and Perfect Tense, in both instant state ...
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Why usage of た and not ている in the following usage

I was watching a Japanese Drama, and I have questions regarding the usage of Past tense (た) instead of Present Perfect (ている) in the following sentence. In this Drama a person was looking for someone ...
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Can the auxiliary verb Vteみる along with Vteいる i.e. Vteみている make the imperfect verb into a perfect verb

I just got a hang of Vteいる form, and was studying Vteみる and I wanted to ask whether, the Vteみる form causes the imperfect verb to become perfect (for that purposes). Background of the concept ている: ...
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Vている vs. casual/casual past

日本では、その年の4月1日時点で満6歳に達している児童が小学校に入学します。 I'm wondering why 達している? I've learned it acts like Present Continuous, but Google gives me Present Perfect. Why not plain suru or shita?
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Usage of している in cases of talking about experience

I have a doubt regarding the use of している in cases of punctual verbs. I inferred it out that the difference between た form i.e. the Japanese past form and ている (When it is used in Perfectual Sense) it ...
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Re:Difference of ている (in Perfect Aspect) and た (Past), based upon Research Paper of Hokkaido University

first of all I am thinking that, I would be banned from JSE, for asking too many ques on ている. So, most probably, this is my last query w.r.t. ている, and I hope this could solve my entire concept. This, ...