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<< tokoroni, tokorohe, tokorowo | tomokagiranai >>

ところを ([ところを] )(tokorowo)
    Meaning: despite a certain time / despite a certain situation 〜時(なの)に・状況(なの)に ・相手の状況を配慮する阜サとして、話の前置きに用いることも多い。
    Example: Thank you for seeing me despite being so busy.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Author: LR

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Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p25 - no.28 
Mentioned in Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p314 under 中を entry 
Used most often when the action of one's speaking partner expresses considerateness towards someone. - We would like to thank you for coming in spite of the heavy rain etc. 
iadj + tokoro wo
N + no + tokoro wo

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ex #7899   お忙しいところをおいで下さいまして、ありがとうございます。 
Thank you so much for coming, despite being so busy.  
ex #7900   本日は、雨で足元が大変悪いところを、このようにたくさんの方にご参加いただきまして、誠にありがとうございます。 
We are very thankful that so many people could participate even though it's so terrible underfoot, due to the rain.  
ex #7901   お休みのところをお邪魔致しまして、申し訳ありません。 
I deeply apologise for intruding on you despite it being your holiday.  

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