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When is it possible to connect sentences using the stem of masu-form? Are there restrictions on the use of this form? Thanks in advance.

possible duplicate of なく vs. なくて and stem form vs. てform as conjunctions –  sawa Aug 5 '12 at 9:20

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You can list activities. It does not imply temporal order, so it is sometimes unnatural. When the verb stem ends with a consonant, you need to insert the epenthetic vowel i.


If you want to imply temporal order, use the te form.


Is there any time when it would be preferable to use over the connective って? (e.g. does it carry a different nuance, is it more conversational, etc.) –  Ataraxia Aug 24 '12 at 16:32

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