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There isn't any coffee in the house.
意味： a completed action (in a sense); the coffee ran out, and there currently is no more
There wasn't any coffee in the house.
意味： describing a past state (not necessarily connected to the present); at that time in the past, there was no coffee
I lost my wallet
意味: a completed action (in a sense); the wallet is currently lost
My wallet was lost
意味： describing a past state (not necessarily connected to the present); at that time, my wallet was lost
Again I feel silly and apologize for asking something so tiny, but the tiny things always get me. Thank you in advance to any and all replies.
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manticore wrote:Is it normal to use 「買い置き」 in that type of sentence? I'm just asking because it's a word I haven't seen often.
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Yes, 買い置き it is used like that, however I was wondering if the English translation was right or not.
Since 買い置き is something kept "in reserve", if you open a new package of coffee, the package is no longer 買い置き．
Therefore, it is not contradictory to say コーヒーの買い置きがなくなった while making ten cups of coffee.
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