Decoded Slug: Verb て いく (Verb-te iku)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb て いく (Verb-te iku)

Verb て いく (Verb-te iku)

Short explanation:

Expresses an action that continues on into the future or a change that progresses over time.


Verb in て-form + いく


Kono mama renshuu o tsuzukete iku to, joutatsu suru deshou.
If you keep practicing like this, you will improve.
Kare wa seichou shite iku uchi ni, jiritsu shin ga tsuyoku natta.
As he grew up, his independence became stronger.
Kono kaisha wa korekara mo gijutsu kakushin o okonatte iku deshou.
This company will continue to innovate in technology in the future.
Kodomo-tachi wa dondon manande iku.
Children will keep learning more and more.

Long explanation:

The て いく grammar point is used to indicate that an action will continue or a change will progress into the future. It can be attached to the て-form of a verb and is often translated as 'to keep', 'to continue', or 'to go on' in English.

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