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2.2. Verb endings

A large part of learning Japanese grammar is learning all the different verb endings. Some verb endings aren't dealt with in textbooks: see 8.2. What are the , verb endings?. The yagaru ending is considered offensive: 8.1. What is the verb ending?. The complications of the sou ending and the causative passive form, which rarely features in textbooks, are also detailed here: see 2.2.1. What are the uses of the ending? and 2.2.2. How does the causative passive form of the verb work?. The mysterious `i' ending is covered in 2.2.3. What is the `i' verb ending?.

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