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て Form Grammar Japanese


What's the meaning of 〜ておきます?

What exactly does 〜ておきます mean in this context? 旅行{りょこう}する前{まえ}にホテルを予約{よやく}**しておきます**。 Is this trying to say something like "Before traveling, reserve a room". Is this a suggestion? An order? (If... more


Is it ok to use ~て下さりました instead of ~ていただきました?

Just to avoid repeatedly saying いただきました too much, can I occasionally switch it with 下さりました or 下さいました?


What is the te-form of 問う?

What is the correct te-form of 問う? Is it 問って or 問うて or both?


How the ~にあって form works - situations, places, times, what?

I finally started going through some JLPT N1 grammar the other day, and one of the ones I'm looking at has me a bit confused: the ~にあって・~にあっても form. The book describes its usage as such: >... more
て Form Grammar Japanese


What´s the difference between による, により and によって?

I don't understand when you use it and what the difference is between each other. For example, when you say: > 火事によって多くの森林が焼けてしまった。 > 今回の地震による津波の心配はない。


What exactly is the difference between <verb>-てしまう and <verb>- [切]{き}る?

I've read that both the ~てしまう and ~きる (18th meaning of 切る at http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1MUE%E5%88%87%E3%82%8B) forms are used to signify something has been... more


して行{い}かない versus しないで行{い}く?

Do they have the same meaning? > A: 宿{しゅく}題{だい}を**して行{い}かない**生{せい}徒{と}が多{おお}いです。 > B: 宿{しゅく}題{だい}を**しないで行{い}く**生{せい}徒{と}が多{おお}いです。


ないで vs なくて: combining phrases with negative verbs?

Can you use 〜なくて instead of 〜ないで in the following sentence without changing the meaning? > 病気になると、一切化学薬品や抗生物質を使わ**ないで**、鍼や指圧や漢方薬で直します。風邪の時は何もしないで暖かくして、寝ているだけです。 In general, what's the... more


て versus combining-form for joining clauses?

Is there a difference between these two sentences > 昨日はビールを飲んでパイを食べました。 > > 昨日はビールを飲みパイを食べました。 More generally, when should I choose one form over the other? Thanks.


Difference between -ていく and -てくる?

Can someone explain the differences between v-ていく and v-てくる for me. I know that they both express some kind of ongoing action (like a place getting crowded). For example, what's the difference... more

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