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Exidez

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just curious what this grammer means
does it mean for the sake of?
could someone give me an example of how it is used
i always forget this grammer
 

nata_no

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~plain + ために + + verb
~plain + ために + + noun

meaning: because (of), for the benefit, to do for

eg. 弟はオートバイを買うためにアルバイトをしています。
 

Elizabeth

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Originally posted by nata_no
~plain + ために + + verb
~plain + ために + + noun
Tame ni + ni/no (?). Do you mean just "tame no"? Actually "tame ni" + noun + verb is possible as well....
 

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In written form, usually ni/no is also removed.

Also,

verb + tame (ni)

ni is only added if verb is a suru verb.
 

Elizabeth

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Originally posted by beluga
In written form, usually ni/no is also removed.

Also,

verb + tame (ni)

ni is only added if verb is a suru verb.
Really? I don't know if it is strictly standard or not, but I've seen the "ni" with non-suru verbs gazillions of times...."taberu tame ni kite kudasai", "ikimashou" "hataraite imasu" etc.
 

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> ni is only added if verb is a suru verb.

I agree with Elizabeth. I don't think this is a true statement.
 

beluga

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Originally posted by Elizabeth
Really? I don't know if it is strictly standard or not, but I've seen the "ni" with non-suru verbs gazillions of times...."taberu tame ni kite kudasai", "ikimashou" "hataraite imasu" etc.
Oops, sorry....

What I mean is

verb (no) tame ni....
no is only added if verb is a suru verb.

benkyou no tame ni
taberu tame ni

Sorry for the mistake....
 

Elizabeth

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No problem. I've never really thought of it that way, though, since benkyou without suru becomes just another noun.
 
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