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      まま         
Please don't eat while wearing your hat.
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       まま           
My younger sister fell asleep while wearing her school uniform.
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この     まま       だろう  
This house will not sell as it stands.
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いす  そのままに しておきなさい  
Leave the chairs as they are.
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          まま であった  
Two problems remained unsolved.
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      から  ゲーム  そのまま  して          
You're late to school, so leave that game as it is and hurry up and go!
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あなた  その こと      まま  して        
It would be better if that remains unsaid.
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    まま です  
The fever still remains high.
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     まま        こと  ある  
I've lost books before that I had left unfinished.

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AVerb: Casual, past (た)
 
ANoun
 
Aな-adjective
 
AVerb: ない form
 
 
まま
Basic Examples:
れたまま (while wet)

まま (staying as a teacher)

まま ((still, while, etc) dangerous)

たないまま ((still etc) without holding)

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Nai-form verb + まま
Noun + の + まま
Na-adjective + な + まま
13 years ago
avatar mireille - Level 1

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Can this grammar point use a negative past-tense verb before まま? I have a feeling there's another grammar for that as well, but I'm really not sure.
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13 years ago (Edited 13 years ago.)
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I think you leave this form in present tense, then adjust the tense to past in whatever follows this in the sentence.

きのう、ごはんをたべないままでがっこうにいった ..

I used the 'submit new model' sentence feature to search some sentences with 'ないまま' (nothing with なかったまま came up), and a lot of them were in past tense.
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13 years ago
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Studying: JLPT N3
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For い-adjectives, it remains unchanged? So, おいしい would go to おいしいまま? Also, how is this different from using ながら? For example, the first of the sentence examples is as follows: 「ぼうを[color=red]かぶったまま[/color]でべないでね。」Could you also say 「ぼうを[color=red]かぶりながら[/color]でべないでね。」
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10 years ago
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That's right - い adjectives remain unchanged. You actually don't need a で after ながら (think of it as a verb ending), but otherwise, をかぶりながら is grammatically fine. I think there's a tendency to use ながら to express something that you are actively, intentionally doing at the same time as something else, whereas まま implies something left as-is, so かぶったまま sounds a bit more natural in this case, because the sense is that you left it on, i.e. neglected to remove it before eating. But if you check Google, you can find results for both cases (many of them, funnily enough, apparently about the acceptability of hats while eating! ;))
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10 years ago
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Thank you very much! That clears it up for me. :)
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10 years ago



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