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3 Meanings of たり-Form VERB1 + たり-Form VERB2 + する (“Do VERB1, VERB2, and other such things”)

3 Meanings of たり-Form VERB1 + たり-Form VERB2 + する (“Do VERB1, VERB2, and other such things”)

When used, the たり-Form VERB1 + たり-Form VERB2 + する grammar construct can mean one of three things: [1] the singular subject of the sentence performs VERB1, VERB2, and other such activities during an indicated duration; [2] amongst a group of persons, as indicated by a pluralistic subject (i.e. 皆, 人々, 子供達, etc.), some persons do VERB1, some persons do VERB2, some do other such activities; or [3] an entity is expressing a repetitive change of state (this form is a lot less common than the first two).

[1]
Example(s):

週末には、テレビを見たり、ゲームをしたり、友達と一緒に食べたりします。
Shuumatsu ni, terebi o mitari, game o shitari, tomodachi to issho ni tabetari shimasu.
(On the weekends, I watch television, play games, eat with my friends, and more.)

昨日買い物したりアイスを食べたりしました。
Kinou kaimono shitari ice o tabetari shimashita.
(Yesterday I went shopping, ate ice cream, and did some other things.)

[2]
Example(s):

このキャンパスの学生達は勉強したり部活動に参加したりボランティアしたりする。
Kono campus no gakuseitachi wa benkyou shitari bukatsudou ni sanka shitari volunteer shitari suru.
(The students of this campus, some study, some participate in club activities and some volunteer.)

私達は掃除したり食べ物を準備したりしています。
Watashitachi wa souji shitari tabemono o jyunbi shitari shite imasu.
(Some of us are cleaning and some of us are preparing the food.)

[3]
Example(s):

雨が降ったりやんだりしています。
Ame ga futtari yandari shite imasu.
(It has been raining on and off.)