Verb［る］ + ところ + だ
- 彼は手紙を書くところだ。He is about to write a letter.
- 今から友達と会うところです。I'm about to meet my friend.
- いまの所...This current place…
- いまのところ...This current situation…
I am just about to go home.
When a friend is waiting on the speaker, phone call: 'I am about to leave home, so I will be there soon.'
I am about to leave right now.
Expressions like 今から and ちょうど are often used with Verb-るところ for emphasis.
Just when I was about to do my homework I got a call from a friend.
Just as I was about to turn off my computer, I heard that sound.
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るところだ – Grammar Discussion
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Ahhh interesting, I get it now, I also do have the DoBJG but the fancy literary terminology throws me off most of the times. Thanks alot!
No problem! Though I do advice a read through in the DoBJG, it is six pages on this grammar point, so might help clear some confusion up
in the explanation there is no hint that it can stand before で or なので
So in which cases だ or だから is not needed and what are the differences in meaning?
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