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なり
nari2
JLPT N1
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Meaning
expresses continuing state
he kept staring at her
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Formation
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Phrases
かいしゃをでたなり、いつまでもかえらない。
He left the office and hasn't come back.
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かのじょをみつめたなり、しばらくのまびどうだにしなかった。
He stared at her and didn't move an inch for a while.
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Discussion and comments
Verb(た形)+なり implies one movement is continuing. 〜したまま。
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is this identical to -kiri
行ったきり
行ったなり
he went ... (and hasnt been seen since)
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