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Why is ある preferrable to 残る in the sentence お金があるうちに欲しい物を買っておこう ? Is 残る still a valid option or is it just wrong?

In order for C to be a correct, it would need to read お金が残っている. But as it is you're choosing between お金がある and お金が残る. The first makes perfectly good sense in both Japanese and English, "while ...
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Difference between ごとに、ずつ、それぞれ

They are almost never interchangeable. Aごとに means "for each A". Aずつ means "A for each X" or "A at a time". We don't say ❌ずつに. それぞれ is an adverb/noun meaning "each&...
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Regarding the state verbs ある or いる in the grammar pattern さえ~ば

The ある/いる distinction for animate things is applied when these are used as verbs of existence (i.e., "There is ~"). ✅猫がいます。 ❌猫があります。 There is a cat. ✅机があります。 ❌机がいます。 There is a desk. When ...
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Difference between ながら and 一方で

You seem to be mixing two different usages of "while" in English. "while" meaning doing two things concurrently (e.g., talking while walking, sleeping while studying) "while&...
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Do we need to learn N4 and N3 kanji for JPLT N5? Most of recommended verbs using more advanced kanji than N5 ones

Have you tried sample questions on the official site to get a sense of what the vocabulary is like? (Warning: the test applet plays very loud correct/incorrect sounds when you choose an answer!) From ...
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なるのではないか/なるのではないだろう meaning

Does なるのではないだろう need か to be grammatically correct? No. All are grammatically fine. They can be used in appropriate sentences. Is なるのではないか just a set phrase? Practically I think it's better for ...
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JLPT kanji font?

The first image is 教科書体 (Textbook font) This is a family of fonts that all follows the same style, just like in English Serif is not a specific font but a series of font whose design follow the same ...
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Question about には and は

First, if you want to start the sentence with "In Hayashi-sensei's class", the correct particle that corresponds to this "in" is で(は), not に(は). If you have forgotten the ...
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Differences and meanings of のを, のに, のは, のが, のこと

のを, のに, のは, のが In these cases, の is a nominalizer following a verb phrase, and the other part is a perfectly ordinary particle following a noun, which works the same way that it would following any ...
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Difference between ながら and 一方で

While the first answer on this post answers translates correctly the meaning for both grammatical patterns, I believe you might have wanted the difference between ながら and 一方だ instead of 一方で。The former ...
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Difference between ながら and 一方で

「V1+ながら+V2」:Doing V1 and V2 simultaneously or in parallel. *V2 is the main and V1 is the sub. 「一方で」:On the other hand.
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Difference between ごとに and おきに

Essentially, Aごとに is "for every A" or "for each A", whereas Aおきに means "at intervals of A" or "placing intervals of A". Aごとに is relatively straightforward; ...
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Difference between ごとに、ずつ、それぞれ

In simple meaning, I will differentiate them as below ごとに When you do something repeatedly in specified duration/pattern. Example1: After every 5 days I visit here. 5日ごとに私はここを訪れます。 Example2: Every ...
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Regarding the tense of the verbs in the ついでに grammar

(I think you are miswriting several things in the question, but) the tense of the verbs in both the clauses must align with each other It may work as a rule of thumb, but you shouldn't think it is a ...
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Use of ており JLPT N3: 「このような都市はコンパクトシティと言われており、...」

This is an irregular 中止法 usage of いる you have to remember. Although the masu-stem of いる is い, you cannot say this: ❌ このような都市はコンパクトシティと言われてい、お年寄りも気軽にいろいろな場所へ行くことができる。 Instead, you must say this: ✅ ...
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Grasping the meaning of this passage by Miyamoto Musashi

When people talk about the 呼吸 of two people, it often metaphorically refers to synchronization, harmony, synergy, rapport, tune (as in "in tune with someone"), wavelength (as in "on the ...
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