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The example is a past progressive tense sentence. How was everybody taught when they were learning about progressive tense?
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reibun
noun
  1. model sentence
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
kakoshinkoukei
noun
  1. past progressive tense
kako
adverbial noun, noun
  1. the past; bygone days; the previous
  2. a past (i.e. a personal history one would prefer remained secret); one's past
  3. past (tense); preterit; preterite
  4. previous life
shinkoukei
noun
  1. progressive form
  2. in progress (e.g. of a project)
no
particle
  1. indicates possessive
  2. verb and adjective nominalizer (nominaliser)
  3. substituting for "ga" in subordinate phrases
  4. indicates a confident conclusion
  5. emotional emphasis (sentence end) (fem)
  6. indicates question (sentence end)
minasan
noun
  1. all; everyone; everybody
ha
particle
  1. topic marker particle
  2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  3. adds emphasis
shinkoukei
noun
  1. progressive form
  2. in progress (e.g. of a project)
wo
particle
  1. indicates direct object of action
  2. indicates subject of causative expression
  3. indicates an area traversed
  4. indicates time (period) over which action takes place
  5. indicates point of departure or separation of action
  6. indicates object of desire, like, hate, etc.
gakushuu
noun, suru verb
  1. study; learning; tutorial
suru
suru verb (irregular)
  1. to do
  2. to cause to become; to make (into); to turn (into)
  3. to serve as; to act as; to work as
  4. to wear (clothes, a facial expression, etc.)
  5. to judge as being; to view as being; to think of as; to treat as; to use as
  6. to decide on; to choose
suru verb (irregular), intransitive verb
  1. to be sensed (of a smell, noise, etc.)
  2. to be (in a state, condition, etc.)
  3. to be worth; to cost
  4. to pass (of time); to elapse
suffix, suru verb (irregular)
  1. verbalizing suffix (applies to nouns noted in this dictionary with the part of speech "vs")
auxiliary verb, suru verb (irregular)
  1. creates a humble verb (after a noun prefixed with "o" or "go")
  2. to be just about to; to be just starting to; to try to; to attempt to
toki
noun
  1. Japanese crested ibis (Nipponia nippon); crested ibis
donoyou
expression, na adjective
  1. how
youni
expression
  1. in order to (e.g. meet goal); so that; take care (so as)
  2. hoping or wishing for something
you
noun, used as a suffix, noun
  1. (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb) appearing ...; looking ...
  2. (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb) way to ...; method of ...ing
  3. (usu. after a noun) form; style; design
  4. (usu. after a noun) like; similar to
noun
  1. thing (thought or spoken)
ni
particle
  1. indicates such things as location of person or thing, location of short-term action, etc.
osowaru
godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to be taught
ka
particle
  1. indicates question (sentence end)
  2. indicates choice, doubt, etc.

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