Asked • 04/29/19

What's the difference between 歩んでいった and 歩んできた?

> 私はまっすぐな人生を**歩んできた。** > > 私はまっすぐな人生を**歩んでいった。** Could someone explain to me the difference between the two? Thanks a lot! Edit: I still find ていった confusing even after reading the other post. So まっすぐな人生を歩んで行った would have the meaning walking a straight forward life until some time before the present? So if I wanted to say: Tom used to walk a straight forward life (He doesn't nowadays). I would say: > トムはまっすぐな人生を歩んで行った。 I asked native speakers about the sentence I made and they said ていった would not be used when referring to yourself. If you were referring to yourself, you would use てきた. > 僕はまっすぐな人生を歩んでいった。とは、言いませんよ。 > > 彼はまっすぐな人生を歩んでいった。なら言えます。主語(Subject)が自分のときは「てきた」を使います。 This would be correct instead: > **彼**はまっすぐな人生を歩んで行った Why is that?

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Naoko T. answered • 08/26/19

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