Vteある

Syntax:          -te form compound verb. Uses intransitive verbs.

Usage:           Shows a state that results from a deliberate action.

Explanation: While あるby itself shows that something exists, when it is used after the -te form of a transitive verb it shows what somebody did to it to get it into the state it is in now. This is in contrast to いる, which has a similar structure, but is used with intransitive verbs and shows what happened, rather than what was done.

Example:

まどが開けてあります。
The window has been opened

Note that even though the verb is transitive, が not を is used because the particle agrees with the final ある, not the -te form before it.

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