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Grammar detail: 〜がため

〜がため - in order to
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ん negative form
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がため
means
in order to (do something)
This form is similar to the much more common form verb dictionary form + ために, but the tone is stronger.
あの
ころ
わたし
だいがく
大学
しんがく
進学
せんため
まいにち
毎日
ひっし
必死
がんばった
At that time, in order to go on to university I was frantically doing my best every day.
The ん negative form of a verb is formed by taking the negative stem and adding ん instead of ない, except for する which is irregular:
VerbNegativeん negative
言う言わない言わん
生きる生きない生きん
するしないせん
The ん here is actually a contraction of an archaic auxiliary verb む.
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Words used in this grammar

interjection (kandoushi)
1. unh (sound of physical exertion); oof  (archaic)
2. wow; whoa
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Kanji used in this grammar

ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
ころ time   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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ガク   まな to learn   
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シン   すす to advance   すすめる to promote, push   
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マイ   every, each
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ヒツ   かなら certainly, invariably   
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シ   death   し die   
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