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Why is the 겠 particle used in '알겠습니다'?

We were discussing whether itself would be a suitable tag. it. I didn't want to tag it 'future' as '겠' doesn't have a future function here.

Is there any reason that should not, in itself, be a tag? If it shouldn't, what would be a good tag for this question? verb-endings seems rather non-specific, especially as '겠' is not an ending on its own - but maybe is too specific a tag?

  • I also don't know whether 겠 would be called a 'particle', 'suffix', or whatever in Korean. School me if you like! Jul 12, 2016 at 20:36
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    tenses sounds better, but I'm not sure if they are technically tenses as they also have functions of aspects.
    – busukxuan
    Jul 14, 2016 at 12:31

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Based on this dictionary definitiion for -겟-, I think it is appropriate to tag it 'verb-ending (동사어미)'.

I know '-겟-' doesn't look like an ordinary verb ending, but there are too many endings in Korean. I think it would create too many tags if we tag them individually using .

I would like to hear other opinions.

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    Sep 23, 2016 at 11:04

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