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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: ともすれば (tomo sureba)

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Meaning: apt to; prone to

Formation:

ともすれば + Noun/Adj

Example sentences:

誰もが意気あがらず、ともすれば不平が出そうになった。
daremo ga iki agarazu, tomo sureba fuhei ga dasou ni natta.
Everyone seemed rather out of sorts and inclined to croak.

彼がともすれば弱りがちな妹を支え半ば抱きかかえるようにして全速力で走った。
kare ga tomo sureba yowarigachi na imouto o sasae nakaba dakikakaeru you ni shite zensokuryoku de hashitta.
He ran at the top of his speed, supporting and half-carrying his little sister when her strength appeared to fail her.

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