I know that your can connect to adjectives with the て form, for example,

僕の彼女は美しくて優しいです。 My girfriend is beautiful and kind

but can you follow that て with a continuation of the sentence, for example,

僕の彼女は美しくて僕が醜いなのに、僕が好きです。 My girlfriend is beautiful, and despite my being ugly, she likes me.

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    醜い is an I-adj, you don't need to put after it. 僕が seems redundant for me...
    – Dekiru
    Jun 29, 2017 at 5:08
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    By the way, Japanese speakers often use a meaningless ~のこと to mark the nominative object of 好き. It serves as a grammatical marker of objecthood.
    – user1478
    Jun 29, 2017 at 5:17

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Yes, you can. For example, 彼女は優しくて、彼女の母も優しいのに、僕は彼女とは結婚したくない. However you may omit て.

And 僕の彼女は美しくて僕は醜いのに、彼女は僕(のこと)が好きです would be more natural.

  • For your examples... Is the saying "My girlfriend is kind, and even though her mother is also kind... I wouldn't want to marry her." the same with "Even though my girlfriend is kind and her mother is also kind, I wouldn't want to marry her."? My point is that does the のに also cover the first sentence [僕の彼女は美しい] [今日は雨が降っている] [彼女は優しい]?
    – Dekiru
    Jun 29, 2017 at 6:47
  • @Dekiru Yes, it does. Jun 29, 2017 at 6:56

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