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The meaning of ~がいい

No, 見る and 諦めた方 are grammatically subjects, not adverbs in those sentences. Words marked with が should be nouns, of course. As you know, noun + がいい (lit. "~ is good", with exhaustive-listing ga) is ...
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Usage and meaning : 寝ろ vs 寝てろ?

This type of いる is called a subsidiary verb, and what it means roughly depends on the context and the verb type. For details, see: When is Vている the continuation of action and when is it the ...
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しろ vs. せよ imperative forms

せよ is the imperative form of the verb す, which is an archaic verb meaning する in modern Japanese. This archaic imperative is still found in modern Japanese, typically in examinations at high school and ...
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Is な used for emphasis or negative imperative in this sentence?

「おまえ、そんな体験したこともねぇのにわかったようなこと言うなっ」 How can I know? When it's spoken, you could easily tell the difference by the pitch accent: わかったようなこと[言うな]{LHL} ← negative imperative わかったようなこと[言うな]{LHH} ← mild ...
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Could not understand why 命令形 (imperative form) is used in this sentence from 1Q84 book

Have you heard that there are two types of causative form (long and shortened) in Japanese? What you are seeing is the 連用形 (aka masu-stem/pre-masu-form) of ずらせる/ぬがせる (ichidan), not ずらす/ぬがす (godan). ...
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Is くれ the short form for くれる?

What do you mean by short form? Usually that's another name for 辞書形{じしょけい} or the 'dictionary form', which くれる already is in itself. It's not an abbreviation, either; rather くれ is the irregular 命令形{...
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What does よ bring in 「〜ないでよね」?

It's basically the same as (imperative +) よ, i.e. request when the listener doesn't seem to share the same recognition as the speaker when you doubt that the opponent does it. In falling tone*1, it ...
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What's difference between うるさくないでください and うるさくしないでください

うるさくしないでください is the only correct choice. うるさくないでください is just plain ungrammatical because it lacks a verb. ~ないでください ("Please don't ~") of course needs a verb before it, and in this case, the verb is ...
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How is な used here?

I think the な is the negative imperative meaning don't do. So, the speaker is telling 鈴木 to not ask his son. The second sentence shows the speaker's reasoning with the explanatory のだ: because there's ...
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でねえ in anime - Negative Imperative?

This ~でねえ is a contraction of ~でない, which is an old-fashioned negative imperative expression. ない changed to ねえ (/ai/-to-/ee/ contraction). 何も言うでない ! meaning and origin What is じゃねぇか? What is its ...
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Difference between two grammars, ろ and るんだ?

It is almost same and both can be commands, but やめるんだ is a little bit softer than やめろ. In the first place, we don’t use やめるんだ as "stop it!" in verbal communication. It is almost only used ...
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Imperative form is rude...?

Japanese uses honorifics that English doesn't. For example, there are different suffixes, particles, endings that you should use when you say to your friends (or juniors), seniors and very high ...
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Usage and meaning : 寝ろ vs 寝てろ?

All in all, 寝ていろ is something like a command to sleep (or be in state of sleep or keep sleeping ?). Correct. The difference in nuance from 寝ろ is "keep sleeping." It implies that she should keep ...
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Obscure verb forms?

Question 1 ~ますまい is grammatical, but it's already fairly uncommon. It's mainly heard in role languages for stereotypical samurai and pompous/noble elderly people. ~ですまい is ungrammatical, although ~...
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Could not understand why 命令形 (imperative form) is used in this sentence from 1Q84 book

This is not 命令形。 Nobody is telling anyone what to do here, but rather a somewhat poetic description of the actions. Think of it as shortened 「ずらせて」「脱がせて」。 Besides, 命令形 would be: ずらせろ。脱がせろ。Then, you ...
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Difference between ~てなさい and ~なさい

I don't think this is so much the difference between the two but rather a combination of the two. Here the て-form is used in the continuous sense, 休んでいる, and the なさい is simply applied to the end. In ...
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The grammar of present progressive in imperative tense -ていろ

Yes, this -ていろ basically has a progressive meaning. Usage and meaning : 寝ろ vs 寝てろ? How to translate て-form + ろ But いる is also a plain existence verb ("to be", "to stay", "to ...
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What is the meaning of まさか...お前が ...喜べ

Assuming from comments that speaker is saying something like So you're the one who was behind this all along. Are you happy now, now that everything went as you planned? Here's the breakdown ...
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About くれ in 契約を守ってくれなくては困る

No. It's the negative-form. Imperative-forms usually end the sentence. To understand this I'll break the sentence down: ...守って/くれ/なく/て/は/困る Let's remove the parts なくては困る to understand what it is. ...
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Please help me understand 思い巡らせた

巡る kind of means to go around from place to place. The 巡 kanji is used for 巡回 and 巡礼 where it means the same. It is also possible to write 巡る as 回る, so you can see that it has the idea of going ...
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Why does 逃げよ mean 'Escape!"?

Wasn't it 逃げよう (with the last vowel elongated) that you actually heard? Then that's what's called the volitional-form of a verb. You can create it by replacing the last る with よう for vowel-stem (aka ...
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Is な used for emphasis or negative imperative in this sentence?

I think it's a negative imperative, also considering the derogative おまえ at the beginning. The english translation would be: Hey, don't talk like you understand when you've never had such an ...
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How to express “<imperative> or <imperative>”?

The simplest approach is to split the sentence into two and use a conjunctive such as さもなくば (literary/theatrical), あるいは (formal) or それか (colloquial). Another approach is to use AかB(か) with plain form ...
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Could verbぞ be an order or request?

Answer is, no. Following are not orders, not requests: あなたは頑張るぞ (you) あなたたちは頑張るぞ (you guys) 彼は頑張るぞ (he) 彼らは頑張るぞ (those guys) みんなは頑張るぞ (everyone) 私は寝るけどみんなは頑張るぞ (everyone except for me) Following may ...
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Negative-imperative for 形容動詞 and 形容詞

Adjectives don't have an imperative form, so you basically need to attach some verb to express a command or request (しろ/して, いろ/いて, 来い/来て, or whatever). But the verb can be omitted if it can be ...
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What is the meaning of てこい?

This (-て)くる here means "and then come back". So the literal translation is "Have a relaxing time and come back". You probably don't see the need for this kind of くる right now ...
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