So yes, I skipped a week in lesson reviews. One lesson I had to cancel because of unfortunate events and the other lesson I had a complete blank-out for the entire duration which was a really embarrassing experience. Either way, I’m back this week and I will be talking about V -(으)러 and A/V -(으)ㄴ/는데요.

V -(으)러
This grammar pattern is used to add a purpose for a movement (going or coming to a place). Therefore only movement verbs such as 가다, 오다 and 다니다 are used with this pattern.

Verb stem ending with vowel or ㄹ Verb stem ending with consonant
러 가다/오다/다니다 으러 가다/오다/다니다


1 I went to the hospital to see a doctor.
의사를 보 병원에 갔어요
2 I am going to the meeting to present my research.
제 리서치를 제출하 회의에 갈 거예요
3 I came home to look for my mobile phone.
제 휴대전화를 찾으러 집에 왔어요.

A/V -(으)ㄴ/는데요
Talking about this grammar pattern is a little more difficult because for as far as I know, this can mean a lot of different things. Today however I will use it as a connective form to indicate that there is more information following.

Present tense Past tense
Action verb Descriptive verb Action verb & Descriptive verb
Verb stem + 는데요 Verb stem + ㄴ/은데요 Verb stem + 았/었는데요


1 I met that friend when I was in Korea, we met at a restaurant.
한국에 있을 때 그 친구를 만났는데요, 식당에서 만났어요.
2 I play League of Legends, way too much.
리그오브레전드를 하는데요, 너무 많이 해요
3 I woke up early in the morning, I had to go to school.
아침에 일찍 일어났는데요, 학교에 가야 했어요.

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