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「なんでそんなことをするの?」と「なんでそんなことをしたの?」

 

Why both「なんでそんなことをするの?」and「なんでそんなことをしたの?」could mean「Why did you do that?」? 「なんでそんなことをするの?」は過去形じゃないのに。

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    The nuance of the two are different. 「なんでそんなことをしたの」 sounds it was only one incident in the past and/or completed incidents. On the other hand, 「なんでそんなことをするの」 sounds more continuous, so sounds more like "Why do you keep doing such a thing?".

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