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今ごろになって ~も [いまごろになって ~も] (imagoroninatte)
    Meaning: it's already too late
    Example: It's too late to say you're sorry!
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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  Notes:  
this is used like
[ima goro ni natte] +mo [too late]
 
(dc)

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ex #3003   今ごろになって勝訴して、亡くなった人は帰ってこない。 
Even though we won the lawsuit, it's too late to bring the dead back.  
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(dc)
ex #3004   明日出発なのに、今頃になってビザがないなんて。 
You are leaving tomorrow, and I can't believe at this late point you still haven't gotten yourself a visa!  
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(dc)
ex #3018   今ごろになってそのようなことを言われて遅いよ! 
It's too late for you to tell me that at this stage!  
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(dc)
ex #3019   今ごろになってやめろと言われて遅い 
Its too late to tell me to stop now!  
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(dc)
ex #3020   今頃になって(から)、切符を買うのは遅すぎる 
Its too late to buy tickets now.  
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(dc)
ex #3021   今ごろになって(から)、注文しても遅い  
It's too late to order  
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(dc)
ex #3211   今頃になってそんなこというの? 
Are you telling me that at this juncture in time?  
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(bamboo4)

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  Comments:  
mochabeanDo the brackets on # and # indicate that both phrases can be used with or without から with little change in the meaning? If so, since they are similar constructions, would it be better to have one without and one with, and an explanation of this optional extra in the notes? 

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