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This topic is tied to the below grammar expression in the grammar library.
A has already occurred/been done; A has already started (with ている)

Example(s)

もう 5    ぎました   
It's already past five o'clock.
Not A (anymore)

Example(s)

セール  もう やってなかった   
They're no longer doing the sale.
(one, a little, etc.) more A
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I feel like there are other forms of verbs and counting words that are not being expressed in this grammar. Is there another section that has these? I`m just curious.
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8 years ago
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Can you give some examples of what you are referring to?
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8 years ago
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The one meaning that I thought of when I read this was [again, another] As in: 「もう」, 「もう」 Doesn't really go with either of the extant meanings.
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8 years ago
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Added, tell me if you agree with how I phrased the definition.
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8 years ago
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What you have so far looks great. I'm looking at the entry for 「もう」 in my dictionary right now, and it reminded me of a few times when it's paired with something other than a counter word, like 「もうし」 for instance. I think in these situations, the general form is: 「もう+」, where 「もう」 translates to [more] Ex: 「もううことはない。」 I have nothing more to say. 「もうしスープをがりますか?」 Would you like a little more soup? I had thought the phrase 「もうちょっと」 would fall into this category, but I just realized what the is for 「ちょっと」: 「」. I guess it's a counter word after all then? Interesting, makes sense. Anyways, I wonder if you can fit this [more] meaning into the one you just created, or if it would be better to add a new meaning. I'm all for creating as few separate meanings as possible, as long as everything remains comprehensible, of course.
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I think I'd take the "one" out of the "more A" definition, personally... that seems to be included in the subsequent counter, and it would also then cover ちょっと and し, as valymer mentioned. Things like もうわない also come to mind - though I'm not sure whether that would be もう in the "more" sense or the "no longer" one. もううことはない strikes me as belonging to the same category, actually.
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8 years ago
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Can the third form also include verbs? For example, もうべてください Please eat a little more.
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8 years ago
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Definitely!
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8 years ago
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#1 is described as もう + past tense, but the example sentence that comes with the picture uses ている.

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1 month ago
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Expanded the definition and construction patterns. Thanks!

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1 month ago
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