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じっと見ていたらやっぱりただの雨粒に見えてきて。

zuotengdazuo

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ううん、それは魚っていうか、やっぱり雨なの。透明な水が、小さな魚の形をしてるの。それが外壁にぶつかって生き物みたいに跳ねてるの。でもそこの窓ははめ殺しで開かないじっと見ていたらやっぱりただの雨粒に見えてきて。

Hi. How is the 見ていたら different from 見たら?
And is the underlined part an inversion because of 見えてきて? If so, does the 見えてきて indicate reason/cause? If so, doesn’t the し in red already indicate reason/cause?
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How is the 見ていたら different from 見たら?
Simply it's present progressive.

is the underlined part an inversion because of 見えてきて? If so, does the 見えてきて indicate reason/cause? If so, doesn’t the し in red already indicate reason/cause?
It's an omission of the following part, not an inversion, and I think the -te form is for "and".
 

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Thank you.
It's an omission of the following part, not an inversion, and I think the -te form is for "and".
The sentence following the op text is 息子も、あれ、いなくなっちゃったね、って......。
So what is omitted?
 

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So what is omitted?
For instance だからやっぱり見間違いでただの雨なのかなとも思ったの。.

By the way, isn’t ていた past progressive?
たら conditional is not past. Do you think 明日晴れたらドライブしよう is past?
Or, are you saying that she is actually explaining about a past event, so it should be past progressive? If so, it's impossible to judge whether it's a past or present event only from that excerpt. I said "present progressive" since she is using the present tense.
 
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