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For me,「置いて」is composed of the conjugation(連用形) of「置く」+ 「て」: conjunctive particle and is combined to the auxiliary verbs:「いる」,「ある」,「おく」rather than 「置く→置い」+「ている」,「てある」,「ておく」. I hope I can clarify the difference between the auxiliary verbs with the following analysis: 部屋の隅に机を置いています This sentence says the author places their desk at the corner of the room ...


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I read a few past questions about てーいる and found out that it can also refer to a completed state. Can I assume it is referring to that in my example? With the context that has been given, it's unclear whether or not this is referring to a state of being raised (it's finished growing), or if it is still getting higher. Context matters in situations where ...


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The te-form has many uses, and in this case this is te-form for cause or reason. Here, 星が光る is the reason why the speaker thought 綺麗. The "result/effect" part can be a verb or an adjective.


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