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Today we are going to talk about an auxiliary that attaches to the -masu form of verbs to give the meaning of “something is left as (verb) (when it shouldn’t be that way)” or “keep on doing.”
The auxiliary in question is 〜っぱなし which comes from the verb
When this auxiliary is used with a transitive verb it means to do something and leave it as is.
You should not leave things out.
I borrowed a book and never returned it.
I kept putting coins in my pocket.
When I got back home the TV was left (turned) on.
The doors of houses in the countryside are left unlocked.
When it is used with an intransitive verb it means to continually do that thing.
It’s tough always having to stand in the commuter trains for an hour since they’re so full.
We’ve battled many times and I always lose to my rival.
Especially examples 4 and 5 I hear a lot in Japan so it would do good to memorize them :).
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