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〜つつ(も)

Usage 1:

Polite Form of Verb(delete ます in the end) + つつ

 

Meaning:

doing something while doing another thing in the same time.(More formal than 〜ながら)

 

Examples:

しょきつつえい新聞しんぶんんでいる。

I read an English newspaper while looking up a dictionary.

 

きんのことをかんがえつつ、こうすすめていく。

We will proceed with the construction while considering the funds.

 

 

Usage 2:

Polite Form of Verb(delete ます in the end) + つつ(も)

 

Meaning:

Although…

 

Examples:

もうきなければとおもいつつも、なかなかきられない。

I can’t get up although I think I need to get up.

 

タバコはからだわるいとりつつも、ついってしまう。

I can’t help but smoking although I know it’s harmful to health.

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