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Verbs like 分かる and 結婚する are 100% punctual, but many verbs, including 閉まる, 閉める, 着る, 寝る and so on, are sometimes punctual and sometimes durative, depending on the context. When there is a transitive/intransitive verb pair (e.g. 落とす/落ちる, 始める/始まる, 割る/割れる), the transitive version tends to have a durative meaning (because the subject is usually a person) whereas ...


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