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Grammar detail: verb stem + 直す(なおす)

verb stem + 直す(なおす) - to redo (something), to (do something again)
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verb stem
+
直す
means
to redo (something); to do (something) again
This form can be used to indicate a simple repetition of an action, but it also often suggests that something is being repeated in order to revise or improve it.
この
げんこう
原稿
なお
した
ほういい
I'd better rewrite this paper.
とうあん
答案
ていしゅつ
提出
する
まえ
もう
いちど
一度
なお
なさい
Read your paper over again before you hand it in.
直す can be written in kanji, but it is increasingly common to see in kana.
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Kanji used in this grammar

チョク   ジキ    honest; direct   ただちに immediately   なお to correct   なお to be cured   
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ゲン   はら meadow   
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稿
コウ    manuscript, draft   
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ショ   か to write   
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トウ   こた an answer   こたえる to answer   
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アン    plan   
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テイ    submit   さげる propose, take along, carry in hand   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
ゼン   まえ before   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   タク   degree   たび occasion, time   
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ドク   トク   トウ   よ to read   
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