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Grammar detail: verb + ことが多い

verb + ことが多い - there are often times when ~
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ことが多い
means
there are often times when ~
, or simply
often ~
となり
んでいる
しょうねん
少年
おそ
かえ
ってくる
こと
おお

The boy who lives next door often comes home late.
ちんもく
沈黙
はんこう
反抗
いみ
意味
する
こと
おお

Silence often implies resistance.
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Kanji used in this grammar

タ   おお many   
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リン   となり next door, neighboring   とな to neighbor   
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ジュウ   す to live, to dwell   すまう to live (concept)   
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ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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ネン   とし year   
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チ   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late   
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キ   かえ to return   かえ to send back, give back   
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チン   しず to sink   しずめる to make sink   
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モク   silent   だま to remain silent   
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ハン   ホン   タン    anti-   そらす to bend, to warp   そ to be warped, curved   
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コウ    resist; anti-   
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イ    idea   
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ミ   あじ taste   あじわう to taste   
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