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~まま…

~まま…

Today’s Question

日本にほんではくつをはいた いえにはいってはいけません。
a. うち b. とき c. ながら   d. まま

Today’s Grammar Point: ~まま…

Connection

[past plain verb] + まま…
[non-past plain negative verb] + まま…
[noun] + のまま…

Meaning

as ~ (is), …
with ~, …

Explanation

“~ まま…” means while ~ is happening, a person does … or … happens
This pattern is often used when doing … while ~ is quite unusual.

Examples

父はめがねをかけたままおふろにはいる。
My father has a bath with his glasses on.

日本ではくつをはいたままいえにはいってはいけません。
In Japan you must not enter a house with your shoes on.

パジャマをきたままそとた。
I went outside while I was still in pyjamas.

まどけたままてしまった。
I fell asleep with the window open.

勉強べんきょうをしないままテストをうけたから、ひどいてんだった。
Because I sat for the test without studying, the mark was terrible.

あさごはんをべないまま学校がっこうにきたから、おなかがすいた。
As I came to school without having breakfast, I’m hungry.

いそいでいたからったままべた。
As I was in a hurry, I ate it while still standing.

なまのままべてもだいじょうぶです。
You can eat it (while it’s) raw.

いつまでも子どものままでいたい。
I want to stay as a child forever.

そのままでいいですよ。
Leave it as it is!

Answer to Today’s Question

The correct answer is d. まま and its intended meaning is: In Japan you must not enter a house with your shoes on.

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