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JLPT N1 Grammar: なり~なり (nari~nari)

なり~なり (nari~nari)

Meaning: or

How to use the:
Verb-dictionary form + と(も)なると/と(も)なれば
Noun + と(も)なると/と(も)なれば

Explain:
List the cases with the same meaning group, show the plan, the option to avoid pre-specifying the meaning [whatever is fine]. The sentence expresses the will, aspirations of the speaker, and what the content is about.

Example sentences:
1, 彼の父親なり母親なりに相談しなければならないだろう。
Kare no chichioya nari hahaoya nari ni sōdan shinakereba naranaidarou.
You will have to consult his father or mother.

2, 田舎なり都会なり、好きなところで生活すればいい。
Inaka nari tokai nari, sukina tokoro de seikatsu sureba ī.
You should live wherever you like, in the countryside or in the city

3, 分からない単語があったら、辞書を引くなり誰かに聞くなりして調べておきなさい。
wakaranai tango ga attara, jisho o hiku nari dareka ni kiku nari shite shirabete okinasai.
If there’s any word you don’t know, look it up in the dictionary or ask someone.

4, 叱るなり誉めるなり、はっきりとした態度をとらなければだめだ。
Shikarunari homerunari, hakkiri to shita taido o toranakereba dameda.
Must show a clear attitude, be scolding or praise

5, 電話をかけるなり、そのころ訪ねてくるなりしたらどうですか?
denwa o kakeru nari, sonokoro tazunete kuru nari shitara dou desu ka.
Why not ring him up then, or come and see him?

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