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Some clarification on ~いたりもする and ~いそうな

I'm currently reading 灰と幻想のグリムガル (Hai to Gensou no Grimgar) and currently having trouble with these sentences: 1) いたりもする 石の前に花が供えられていたりもする。 Which I read it as: Flowers where offered in front of (...
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Using のに in a sentence, and expressing “third to last”

私は最後じゃなかったのに、最後の二人の女子たちがレースの途中で走るのをやめて、歩いてゴールインしたので、私があたかもレースの最後のように感じました。 I'm writing a sakubun on when I arrived third to last in a race back when I went to middle school. In my sentence I wanted ...
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using “natte'ta” in a sentence [duplicate]

in this sentence "natte'ta" is used: "tsumetai ame zubunure ni natte'ta watashi ni" i don't understand how the word "natte'ta" is used or its meaning. How would the word be translated to english and ...
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Is this sentence I wrote with 間に right?

本を読む間に、彼女は泣き出しました。 "While she was reading the book, she burst into tears." I was only taught the nagara structure, whose use is very limited. Since I needed a structure to express something that ...
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What does “好きになってあげるわよ” means?

I know that あげる is to give. But I find it weird to interpret it as, I have come to love you and I'm giving it to you. But at the same it seems to also make some sense. Is my understanding of the ...
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で or に: how does the meaning of a sentence change?

Supposing I wanted to say "I see the fireworks at the summer festival". Would this be: 夏{なつ}祭{まつ}りで花{はな}火{び}を見{み}ます。 or 夏祭りに花火を見ます。 If both are correct, how does the meaning differ between ...
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What does やついておる mean?

I am unsure what やついておる means in the following sentence: …貴様、何をにやついておるのだ…? For some context Person A is comforting Person B who has just heard some happy news and gotten emotional. Person C says ...
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What kind of words can be used with とうとう、ついに、やっと、ようやく、いよいよ?

I'm currently studying more about とうとう、やっと、ついに、ようやく。Beside the same meaning 'finally', how about kind of words that can be used together with them? How about their structure? Like ます形、る形、られる、い形容詞、...
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What does しといてくれて mean here? [duplicate]

I have come across this line in a book: それは秘密にしといてくれてもよかったんだぜ…? However I am unsure what しといてくれて is supposed to mean and what the above would therefore translate to, I've tried looking online but ...
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Strangely-Ordered Sentences vs. Attributive Phrases

So actually rather often in Japanese music, I see phrases like this: 汚れきった言葉を with some sort of verb modifying the noun, and with the noun having the direct object particle, but no verb. I always ...
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A how + adjective question

Does anyone know how to setup a question that uses "how + adjective." Like in this context: Do you know how loud you were?

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