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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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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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What is the difference between the imperative forms of the -aru verbs?

nasai and nasaimase are イ音便 forms for nasare and nasarimase. nasaimashi is an uncommon alternative for nasaimase. nasai and nasaimase are different in that mase is more formal (for a customer perhaps) ...
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