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I noticed that in this sentence:

主{しゅ}はあなたを選{えら}、祝福{しゅくふく}した。

選{えら}び (masu stem) and 祝福{しゅくふく}した (noun + suru verb) take the same object. Is there a grammar rule for this? I can't seem to find any on the net. If I take one object with two verbs, do I have to write them in their masu stem?

Can't I just say:

主{しゅ}はあなたを選{えら}んで祝福{しゅくふく}した。

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  • Please include the entire sentence. That is not a complete sentence. You may not have noticed that it went on to the next line or page.
    – naruto
    Commented Aug 9, 2023 at 10:49
  • I gave the full sentence @naruto san. Commented Aug 9, 2023 at 11:02

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主{しゅ}はあなたを選{えら}んで祝福{しゅくふく}した。

This is colloquial.

主{しゅ}はあなたを選{えら}び、祝福{しゅくふく}した。

This is literary.

選び is in this form because it precedes another verb/verbal phrase in one sentence. It is called 中止法 or 連用中止. See 連用中止形.

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