Sign In

Recent Posts

Currently Online

I need some help with this "verb termination" : していました

Forum Index » 一緒に勉強しましょう! [Let's study together!] »
5 Posts | 66 Views | 1 Follower

I need some help with this "verb termination" : していました

Member Since
8 Mar, 2021
Number of Posts
5

武器として誕生し使用していました。

 

I need some help with the end of those verbs, I don't got exactly what  "していました" does. ( Or in this context)

Like, して *  い * ました ?

 

(this is my first post, If I'm doing something wrong please let me know)

mailfrom: me

#1 Posted by Xdvarcy about 3 weeks ago
Member Since
21 Jul, 2012
Location
Sydney, Australia
Number of Posts
285

It's the て・いる form which indicates the verb is in an ongoing state.

Verb: 使用・する, te-form: 使用・して

いる: polite past form: いました

 

使用・する means "to use"

So 使用・しました means was being used.

 

Hope that helps!

#2 Posted by flint about 3 weeks ago
Member Since
8 Mar, 2021
Number of Posts
5

flint wrote today at 7:29 PM

It's the て・いる form which indicates the verb is in an ongoing state.

Verb: 使用・する, te-form: 使用・して

いる: polite past form: いました

 

使用・する means "to use"

So 使用・しました means was being used.

 

Hope that helps!

So, I could write like

"...使用している." and get the same meaning?

 

thanks for the attention

mailfrom: me

#3 Posted by Xdvarcy about 3 weeks ago
Member Since
21 Jul, 2012
Location
Sydney, Australia
Number of Posts
285

Xdvarcy wrote today at 10:46 AM

 

So, I could write like

"...使用している." and get the same meaning?

 

thanks for the attention

 

"...使用して・いる." is in the plain-present form. (ie, is being used).

"...使用して・いた." is in the plain-past form. (ie, was being used).

"...使用して・います." is in the polite-present form.(ie, is being used).

"...使用して・いました." is in the polite-past form. (ie, was being used).

If you wanted the same meaing in the plain form, you'd use the second example above.

#4 Posted by flint about 3 weeks ago
Member Since
8 Mar, 2021
Number of Posts
5

flint wrote today at 8:48 AM

Xdvarcy wrote on Tuesday at 9:46 PM

 

So, I could write like

"...使用している." and get the same meaning?

 

thanks for the attention

 

"...使用して・いる." is in the plain-present form. (ie, is being used).

"...使用して・いた." is in the plain-past form. (ie, was being used).

"...使用して・います." is in the polite-present form.(ie, is being used).

"...使用して・いました." is in the polite-past form. (ie, was being used).

If you wanted the same meaing in the plain form, you'd use the second example above.

Thank you so much, now I got it

mailfrom: me

#5 Posted by Xdvarcy about 3 weeks ago

Only registered users may post in the forum. You can register your free 楽しい Japanese account here.