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~て form + おく: "For now"/"To go ahead and do..."

apprentice #43
~ 5 Minutes


Take a look at this sentence:



Now, what on earth does this mean? Does that 「おきます」at the end mean you'll buy some chicken and then wake it up? What situation would we say this in? To whom, and for what purpose?

All of those questions will be answered in today's lesson. Welcome, to the ~ておく zone.

I'll just go ahead and leave this here...


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    て-form verb(て・で)おく
    → ここにておくよ。
    "I'll put this here.”

An extremely useful grammar point, ~ておく combines a て-form verb with the auxiliary verb 「おく」 to express that an action is performed as preparation for some future purpose.

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