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Verb classification of honorific/humble verbs

I'd like to point out that those verbs also have "regular" forms of 連体形 and 命令形 even though not used quite often. As an extreme example, when making up the expression 連用中止法, they must be ...
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行けます vs 行きます potential form

In short you are right. If we are to purely base it on the English version you provided, "Everyone but my older brother is going on next week's trip." Then the correct translation as you ...
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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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「です」, what is it really? Is my analysis correct?

To address some points raised: (1) Honorific language is a hodge-podge of verb forms and locutions used to show respect. The fact that the polite past tense of the copula でした is used to create the ...
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