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私はたくさんのパンを食べますとたくさんの水を飲むます Yes, we can omit the 私は but the rest just sounds weird to me. This is what it should mean: I eat a lot of bread and drink a lot of water. Thank you!

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  • Please make 飲むます -> 飲みます fix in conjugation, which is unrelated to main topic of question.
    – Arfrever
    Dec 13, 2023 at 23:04
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    I think you should clarify what your doubts are about.
    – sundowner
    Dec 14, 2023 at 10:17

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This sentence does not have intended meaning. と can be used to create list of nouns, but NOT to create list of causally-unrelated clauses containing verbs.

For conjoining of multiple causally-unrelated clauses, verbs in non-last clauses should be either in [連用形]{れんようけい}/Continuative form (this may sound more formal or literary) or 〜て form (called Gerund or Subordinative Converb by some linguists):

私はたくさんのパンを食べたくさんの水を飲みます

私はたくさんのパンを食べてたくさんの水を飲みます

There are situations where と can conjoin clauses, but then it is some type of conditional ("if", "when"). I think that original sentence from this question would mean "If I eat a lot of bread, then I drink a lot of water.".

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  • ? This seems incorrect. Neither of your example sentences are grammatical. Neither of those forms can precede と like in your examples.
    – jogloran
    Dec 13, 2023 at 23:07
  • @jogloran I fixed typos.
    – Arfrever
    Dec 13, 2023 at 23:08
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Your example sentence reads,

If I eat a lot of bread, then I drink a lot of water.

と does not work as the conjunction and to connect verbs. と only means and when connecting nouns together. When と follows a verb, it generally means "whenever" or "if".

To say "I eat a lot of bread and I drink a lot of water", there are a number of choices.

You could just say,

パンをたくさん食べます。水をたくさん飲みます。

パンをたくさん食べますし。水をたくさん飲みます。

パンをたくさん食べて水をたくさん飲みます

though this last example sounds like you first eat a lot of bread and then drink a lot of water.

You could also say,

パンをたくさん食べ 水をたくさん飲みます

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  • The particle し in this sense is used as a conjunctive particle like パンもたくさん食べますし、水もたくさん飲みます. It also has usage as sentence-final particle, but it means something different (such as indicating reason).
    – rk03
    Dec 14, 2023 at 3:01
  • thank you very much!
    – quix
    Dec 14, 2023 at 15:07

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