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Only A is left to do/can be done
A is the only remaining option due to a change in the situation. A is often an undesirable action.
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Since we missed the last train, we've got no choice but to wait for the first one in the morning.
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                   えに   ため         せざる      
My child has a fever and collapsed at school. I have to leave work today to go take care of him.
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        ある                   
Tomorrow I have an important test, so I have to study all night tonight.
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                  使           
My cell phone was broken, so I had no choice but to use a public phone.
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                  まで            
Because my car broke down mid-way, I had no other choice but to walk to the gasoline station.
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       なって しまいました  いや                        
It was my turn to clean. It's annoying, but there's nothing to be done but go home once I've cleaned properly.
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           ばかり       いて とても                  
My boyfriend does nothing but badmouth people. Being together is very bitter, so there's nothing left to do but break up with him.
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      していた                        いけなく なっちゃった           ない    
Tomorrow's school sports day looked like fun but I must go to a relative's funeral so I've no choice but to miss it.
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      CD                ない            
I wanted to buy my favorite singer's CD but because I have no money all I can do is give up.
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                   ない                 
There isn't much money left, but because the house TV is completely broken, all I can do is buy a new one.
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                        トイレットペーパー 使 わざるを     
Because the tissues completely ran out, there is no choice but to use toilet paper as a replacement.

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AVerb: ない form
-ない
ざる
ない
Basic Examples:
わざるない (must be said)

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lou1sb
Level: 1
(14 years ago)
する is an exception. Instead of しざるをえない it's せざるをえない。
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