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たところに/たところで/ところによると

Andromedashun

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1. What is ところによると? For example:

あの人については、私もそんなに知らないのですが、聞いたところによると。。。

I guess it is ところ (time period) + によると (according to). Is that correct?

2. What is the difference between ~たところに and ~たところで? Is it has something to do with に and で? Ofcourse this is my guessing. For example...

100mほど行ったところに本屋がありますよ。
This ところに points to a location?

橋を渡ったところでガソリンンがなくなってしまった。
This ところで points to an event?

駅を出したところで待っていてください。
This one I'm not sure, but it is probably pointed to an event as well?
 

Toritoribe

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1)
ところ doesn't refer to "time period" in that case. It's more close to 話, i.e., 聞いたところによると just means "I heard that~".

2)
Yes for all your questions. ~たところで can be conditional as the same meaning as ~ても, though.
e.g.
後悔したところでもう遅い。=後悔してももう遅い。
Even if you regret it, it's too late. (= It's too late for regrets.)
 
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