How freely can sentences be combined with the て-form? Are there any cases where it cannot be done?

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    This question is too broad. You can't just join any two sentences with the てーform. Do you have a particular case in mind where you don't understand why the てーform does not work or you think it should work but you are told it does not? – Tim May 24 '14 at 3:15
  • @Tim Ah, sorry about that. I guess there's no short answer, then. Unfortunately, I don't have a proper example of the types you mentioned. More specifically, I was thinking about whether you can mix such things as tense, aspect, or subject when you combine sentences. And if controllability affects anything. – Svante May 24 '14 at 3:46
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    It is a good topic but at the moment you stand to get somebody just reproducing their text book. – Tim May 24 '14 at 4:21

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