[Grammar Tip] Don’t use 〜ぱなし verbs represents a change
Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
I ate too many sweets and gained weight.
The expression 〜ぱなし (leave on, leave out, leave as is) indicates that a situation continues; however, 太る (to gain weight) represents a change in weight gain, not a continuous state. Therefore, it is not appropriate to use 〜ぱなし with the verb 太る.
Here are some example sentences where 〜ぱなし can be used.
I left the window open and went out.
I was tired from driving for 6 hours straight yesterday.
Tanaka-san’s talk was so interesting that we couldn’t stop laughing.
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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