たり~たりする - Grammar Discussion

things like ~ and ~

Structure

  • Verb[]・り + Verb[]・り・する

[Used when listing activities or attributes of something]

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Can someone help me understand why it’s not acceptable to answer:
したらしました

Is there some sort of rule that with たり, verbs are conjugated only in the casual form?

Thanks. :slight_smile:

@chrischriskurisu It looks like you might have typed した (shitara) instead of した (shitari) in your answer. Each review question will either specify that you need the casual form or the polite form (and throw a warning/hint if you do not) or accept both casual and polite answers. Please let us know if this is not the case for you. Cheers!

Indeed, that’s the case. How embarrassing!!!
Thank you for your reply.

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Question- in the example sentence
毎日、漢字を書いたり 、文法を勉強_____ 。
Since 毎日 is used, wouldn’t the final 〜たりする be したりしています to reflect the habitual activity?

〜たりします is listed as the correct answer.

Thanks!

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@tbartst Hey! While しています can work, like in English, it is more natural to use the Japanese non-past tense here. That being said, we were not catching answers that use ている or しています. I have updated the answers that throw hints/warnings to do so. Cheers!

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Thanks a lot!

The summary mentions る¹ and る² - should the second one be be る⁵? That’s what the structure legend mentions.

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@Nol
Hey and welcome on the community forums! :partying_face:

Yes. you are right, I have fixed the error!
Thank you for the feedback and sorry for the inconvenience.! :bowing_man:

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