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すぐに   といった のに      きり        
Even though I said I'd come home soon, I haven't come home since I left.
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               きり            
Ever since the train accident, he's just been sleeping in the hospital, and hasn't woken up once.
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     デート      それっきり                 
Since our date 2 weeks ago, she has not called me even once.

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きり
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AVerb: Casual, past (た)
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Grammar mod. Level: 1, : 504
Is there a difference between this and きり? The entries and definitions seem very similar.
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13 years ago
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Agreed - combining them now!
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13 years ago
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Level: 2, : 12

my book has it as the sentence structure ~きり~ない。 Is the second negative verb needed?


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6 years ago (Edited 6 years ago.)
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Level: 126, : 6,962

I think the second negative verb is needed if there is an additional clause, and the きり is used to mark a point in time before that clause.


There is a usage without that negative clause, though. Let me give you an example from my favorite grammar reference of all time, the .


してをつききりでした。

Roughly, it says "I stayed with the children who had a fever and nursed (took care of) them."


In this case, it shows that the speaker stayed with the children, and didn't change that action.


Hope this helps!


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6 years ago



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