いらっしゃる - Grammar Discussion

to be (honorific)
to come (honorific)
to go (honorific)

Structure

  • いる・くる ・いく→ いらっしゃる
  • ている → て いらっしゃる

:warning: Remember not to use honorific language when speaking about yourself and your actions!

[いらっしゃる can be combined with で to indicate a state of being (元気でいらっしゃる)]

[おいでになる is another word used to express いく・くる・いる in honorific speech and is synonymous with いらっしゃる]
[お見えになる can be also used in this case, but only meansくる]

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For 田中さんは今本を よんでいらっしゃる 。[読よむ]
Why is よんでいらっしゃいます not a good answer also? Isn’t it more honorific?

Hey! Are you sure that you typed your answer correctly? Both よんでいらっしゃる and よんでいらっしゃいます are acceptable answers for this review question. Cheers!

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