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Grammar detail: 〜ところ

〜ところ - just (about to / doing / did)
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ところ
means
just about to do ~
かれ
はな
だった
He was about to speak.
With a plain past verb, it means
just did ~
いま
せいしき
正式
なまえ
名前
かくにん
確認
できたところ
I've just been able to confirm the official name.
かれ
たった
いま
がいしゅつ
外出
です
I'm afraid he's just gone out.
With a present continuous verb, it means
just (now) doing
かれ
ぬす
つかった

He was detected in the very act of stealing.
ところ is from
ところ
meaning 'place', so the literal meaning of the expression is something like 'at the place of doing'.
あなた
ところどこまで
まい
ります

I will follow you wherever you go.
Another similar common expression is
いま
のところ, which means 'at the moment', or 'right now'.
いま
ところまだセーター
できあ
出来上
がっていない

As yet, I have not completed the sweater.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショ   ところ place   
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コン   キン   いま now   
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セイ   ショウ   ただしい correct   ただ to correct   まさ precise, exact   
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シキ    ceremony, method, style   
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メイ   ミョウ   な name   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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カク   たし certain   たしかめる to make certain   
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ニン   みとめる to recognize, to perceive, to approve of   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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サン   まい to visit, go, come   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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ジョウ   ショウ   うえ above   うわ- above   あげる to raise   あがる to rise   かみ first half, upper part   のぼ to climb   のぼせる to bring up, to raise   のぼ to bring up   
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