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usage of the second “て” in this sentence

晴{は}れてて is a contraction of 晴{は}れていて, with the verbs 晴{は}れる and いる.
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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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動作の完成を表す言葉について、

「尽くす」は種類や数がたくさんあってその全部を網羅した、という場合に使われます。coverage や exhaustiveness を表現する動詞だと考えるとよいと思います。一方で、「切る」は同様の状況でも使えますが、単純に分量が大きい1種類のものに対して使うことが多く、また時間や労力をかけたというニュアンスが伴います。典型的には以下のように使い分けます。 店にある全種類の酒を飲み尽くした。 ...
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Meaning of the expression るわけ

There is no word るわけ. The る goes with the verb ねて. ねてる is short for ねている, "[someone] is sleeping". So what you have here is ねている + わけ Without further context, it's hard to say exactly ...
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弱った vs 困った what is the difference

I want to ask if "弱った" is still a common usage nowadays, or if it is considered era-specific or old-school. I wouldn't say 弱った is old-fashioned or era-specific, but 弱った does sound slightly ...
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the difference between いくら and たとえ with non-degreeable words

Generally there is always a quality that is degreeable. The quality may be implicit. In the いくら第二王子... sentence, what is implicit is that 僕 as the second prince has some right to interrupt his brother'...
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How does 別にいいですよ mean "It doesn't matter" or "I don't mind"?

In this usage, 別に has the sense of "nothing special". いいですよ could be rendered as "it's OK". So the whole sentence could be parsed as, "nothing special, it's OK" which is ...
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What does なんたら mean?

It's a synonym of 何とかかんとか, which is abbreviated to なんとか. And your assumption is correct, you can use it to fill in when you don't recall the whole of a word, name, expression, etc.
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Nuance of masu-stem+あぐねる

You seem to have already consulted a dictionary, so let me just answer your specific questions. Question 1: how long and how subjective can this span of "things not going well" be? It's ...
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When writing みやこ, how to choose between 京 and 都?

You should almost always go with 都. みやこ is an uncommon and nonstandard (hyogai) reading of 京. Without furigana, 京 is normally read as きょう, and it usually refers specifically to Kyoto rather than ...
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How to say "must be" in the sense of making an affirmative guess?

You're correct that はず is the right word for this meaning of "must". However, you're using はず wrong. The correct grammar is noun + の + はず + だ/です. (はず behaves as a noun, and nouns should be ...
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The construct of いつの間にか

We have similar pairs of expressions depending on whether か comes right after or before a particle: どこからか out of nowhere / from who-knows-where どこかから from somewhere どこへか to who-knows-where どこかへ to ...
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Difference between このような and こんな

They are to some extent interchangeable. This thesaurus entry says (bold added): 1 「こんな」が、対象を身近に感じている表現であるのに対して、「こういう」「このよう」は、「こんな」よりも客観的である。したがって、「こんな人とは思わなかった」と「こういう人とは思わなかった」をくらべると、前者は、「人」...
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Distinguishing hyperbole and literal sentences with くらい / ぐらい

FYI we have a classic answer to The difference between くらい and ほど in hyperbole on this site, but — simply no, there is no way to decide whether the statement before くらい is a hyperbole or not from ...
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What form comes before ので

The word "usually" implies there are exceptions. In your case, the key point is that this is in honorific language, and the speaker is talking to someone of higher status, such as your boss, ...
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What does なんたら mean?

According to Jisho, my favorite Japanese dictionary, it is a filler word. なんたらかんたら Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.) something or other; what-do-you-call-it; what-do-you-call-them​Onomatopoeic &...
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What exactly is the difference between causative verbs of intransitive verbs and their transitive counterpart?

Quite often the causative form of intransitive verbs and their transitive counterpart are different in meaning, and would translate to different things: Take 残る for example: あの子を家に残した I left that (...
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What does "好きなだけ" mean here?

First, just to clarify, 好きなだけ is often used in a different sense: 好きなだけ食べなさい Eat as much as you like This is #1 of the 大辞泉 definition (literally: eat the amount you like): 1 分量・程度・限度を表す。…ほど。…くらい。…...
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The construct of いつの間にか

I think to some extent the particle order is explainable by 'what phrases are naturally required by verbs'. (Maybe it's not the whole question of yours and there are certain 'counterexamples' though). ...
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When and where to use ございます and its variations?

These are set phrases and should probably just be learned that way: おはようございます ありがとうございます こんばんは You see ございます in the first two because they are formed off of adjectives of a particular form. はやい ...
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What are the differences in usage? - ~あげる and ~あがる?

After checking Compound Verb Lexicon, I can say the following. 上げる almost always follows another transitive verb, and the resulting verb is also transitive. One notable exception is こみ上げる, which is ...
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Meaning of スポーンてしちゃった

スポーン is a variant of すっぽり, meaning 2 物がうまくはまりこむさま。また、はまっている物が抜けてしまうさま。「指がビール瓶の口に—(と)はまる」「人形の首が—(と)とれてしまう」 It basically expresses (1) something tightly fits in or (2) something that fits tightly gets ...
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でございます for a respected person

◯◯様でいらっしゃいますか is indeed more respectful (and usually more "appropriate") than ○○様でございますか, but that does not mean the latter is unacceptable or wrong. The same for お元気でいらっしゃいますか and ...
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弱った vs 困った what is the difference

Technically they do mean slightly different things - 弱った literally means you are worrying or weakened because of a trouble, while 困った means you have a problem you have to solve. For example, you can ...
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弱った vs 困った what is the difference

In the given context, "弱った" means feeling emotionally drained or lacking confidence, as if you're not in a strong mental state, while "困った" means facing a specific difficulty or ...
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What does のでしょうか do here?

It is a question addressed to the speaker themselves. The question marker か adds a sense of uncertainty to the corresponding verb, 戻ってしまう. The の before でしょう is an explanatory-no, but 戻ってしまう is serving ...
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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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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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Usage/meaning of ~の半分 vs 半分の~

半分のサンドイッチ, which is a noun phrase in itself, sounds to me like a sandwich prepared in half from the beginning, like a half-size sandwich. If you want to say you eat half a sandwich, the most natural ...
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