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the number of people with mobile phones is increasing
the number of people with mobile phones
#206 Author: dc
I always buy the English-language books I come across at bookstores. But since I never read them, all they do is pile up.
#4583 Author: Miki
Prices go on rising.
#4584 Author: Miki
His weight increases steadily.
#8188 Author: karekano
In recent times, cross-cultural exchange has been becoming more and more popular. Knowledge about foreign cultures is
to increase, but this also provides a chance to reflect on one's own country.
#7172 Author: sureshnihon
Since returning to America I have been unable to use Japanese so I am
#7272 Author: vraddict
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This expresses the tendency for somethign to continue to increase in number, frequency, or prevelance.
Appears at the end of a sentence (unlike the other "ippou"s). Often appears with naru/fueru/heru/agaru...or other verbs showing increases/decreases.
Author: lucinda lohmanoota
is the usage always vb(る）+一方？
It's a bit stronger than that I think. Implies it's "up all the way" "no sign of slowing / switching direction" etc.
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