Decoded Slug: ~ままに (〜mama ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ままに (〜mama ni)

~ままに (〜mama ni)

Short explanation:

Act according to; left as it is; unchanged.


Verb-て + まま, い-Adjective + のまま, な-Adjective + なまま, Noun + のまま


Kodomo ga neteiru mama ni, shizuka ni heya wo demashita.
I quietly left the room while the child was sleeping.
Mado ga aita mama de, samuku narimashita.
It got cold with the window left open.
Kare wa genki na mama de roujin hōmu ni hairimashita.
He entered the nursing home while still in good health.
Mukashi no omoide no mama ni, kono machi ni modorimashita.
I returned to this town with my old memories intact.

Long explanation:

The ~ままに grammar point is used to express acting according to something, or leaving something as it is, without making any changes. It can also be used when something happens naturally, or without any control over it. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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