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Uses of the motion verbs (行く、来る) with the te-form

I'm studying with Tae Kim and it says that you can use a verb in te-form + 行く、来る to show that an action is oriented toward or from someplace. In one example it says: 日本語をずっと前から勉強してきて、結局はやめた。 Studied ...
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Why is kiru represented as kiri in おじいさん が 山 へ 木 を きり に いけば

I can't fathom why the verb kiru is in the masu form without the masu attached in this sentence: おじいさん が 山{やま} へ 木{き} を きり に いけば What is the purpose?
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Use of 'wo' in "umi no naka wo oyogu yo" [duplicate]

海の中を泳ぐよ umi no naka wo oyogu yo "wo" is the direct object particle, so does this mean "swim the in the sea?" But that doesn't make much sense. This was from a children's colouring sheet showing a ...
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Motion verbs in ている form?

I've heard that when a motion verb is seen in ている form, such as 来ている, it is translated as "I came and am now here." If someone were to ask "What are you doing?" and I wanted to respond with "I'm ...
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In which word form does 探し belong to? [duplicate]

I confuse with usage of 探し in this sentence: 探しに行くんだ そこへ I have tried to google it. But they show me 探す which is a u-verb. And I am unable to find sagashi. The closest one is sagashita which is ...
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行っています versus 行きました

The 1993 4級 test had this vocabulary question: ちちは いま、しんぶんを ____ いって います。 1 ぬぎに  2 よびに  3 ききに  4 かいに Am I right to say that the answer is 4, かいに, with the sentence as My dad went to buy a newspaper (...
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A particle for place of action for V-2+に行く

What particle should be used for a place of action (or a place to go?) in case of using V-2+に行く construction? E.g. 食堂 _ 食べに行きます。 At one hand, 食堂 is a place of action (eating) and で-particle should ...
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に行く grammar with 行く replaced by other verbs

I wonder if I can be more creative and replace 行くwith other verbs. トニーくんは皆さんのためにコーヒー準備しに部屋を出ました。(1) トニーくんは部屋を出て皆さんのためにコーヒー準備しました。(2) Tony left the room to prepare coffee for everyone. (1) ...
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Is 行く stative, continuous or instantaneous? 「今父はタバコを買いに行っています。」

My textbook says 行く is instantaneous (expresses changes from one state to another) and can only be used to describe the result of a change, not movements that are currently in progress. But a ...
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