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N2 Grammar Course

Lesson 47: 〜つつ(も)

Usage 1:

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


Meaning of Usage 1:

「〜つつ」means “doing something while doing another thing in the same time”.
It’s more formal than 「〜ながら」.

Examples of Usage 1:

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(drop the ます in the end) + つつ(も)


Meaning of Usage 2:

「〜つつ(も)」means “Although…”.

Examples of Usage 2:

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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