To use this construction, simply add だす to the ます stem (conjunctive form) of the verb that you want to highlight as happening 'suddenly'.
- 最初から速く走りだすのは体に良くない。It is not good for your body if you suddenly start running fast.
- 転んだ息子が泣きだす前に、あめをあげる。After falling, I give my son candy before he bursts into tears.
- コンサートで歌手が歌を歌い始める。At the concert, the singer will start singing. (Something that has been planned to be started)
- 最近、友達が授業中に歌いだした。Recently, my friend suddenly burst into song during class. (Something that happened without any prior plan/expectation)
He sneezed just as he started to say the answer.
That child suddenly started crying.
I suddenly remembered something funny.
My husband suddenly started to make dumplings in the middle of the night.
Without saying a word, he suddenly began running.
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だす – Grammar Discussion
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Seems like a hint against 始める might be good for this one:
I used 始める and was marked wrong.
Hi there! We have just added a hint for that!
Almost all of the review questions want 出した
So maybe could we make the grammar point : だす／だした
Or maybe at least add/change some sentences to use だす because at this point I just wanna see it be the answer once for it’s questions :c
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