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았/었어서 I know 아/어서 can't be in past tense but I still see koreans use 았/었어서. what does it mean when its like that [았/었어서]
Sep 20, 2018 6:03 PM
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As you know 았/었어서 is an awkward expression. When someone uses it, he/she might want to emphasize that the first action was completed before the second action. But, it still sounds awkward to most people. 그때 휴대폰 수리를 맡겼어서 전화를 못 받았어 - awkward 그때 휴대폰 수리를 맡겨서 전화를 못 받았어 - natural
September 21, 2018
Dang I thought I knew the answer to this but apparently I dont. Interested in an answer though!
September 21, 2018
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