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Uses of the motion verbs (行く、来る) with the te-form

The た-form would be correct if the sentence ended there. 日本語をずっと前から勉強してきた。結局はやめた。 The compound verb 勉強してくる is used in its て-form to connect these two sentences into one, in one of the most basic ...
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Motion verbs in ている form?

In standard Japanese there are two meanings when a motion verb is put as ている that must be distinguished from context or by addition of other words when you want to be more specific. Furthermore, in ...
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A particle for place of action for V-2+に行く

に(へ)~しに行く means "to go to the place in order to ~ ( to go to the place for the purpose of ~). For example, レストランに食べに行きます( I got to a restaurant to eat). I think 食堂で食べに行きます is unnatural because we don'...
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に行く grammar with 行く replaced by other verbs

One of the functions of the に particle is showing the purpose/goal of an action (動作・作用の目的を表す), ie "買いに行く", so you can replace 行く, but as Chocolate helpfully corrected me in the comments, the way you ...
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Why is kiru represented as kiri in おじいさん が 山 へ 木 を きり に いけば

You may make sense of this grammar pattern if you know the masu-stem of a verb can act as a noun. As you probably know, に is a particle that usually takes a noun representing a destination, a goal, a ...
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Use of 'wo' in "umi no naka wo oyogu yo"

With verbs of motion, に and へ indicate destination を means 'along (road, river)' or 'across' (going from A to B) で is where you do something (not going anywhere). The latter case has no real change ...
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