I encountered this sentence:


and got confused with くて. Isn't it used for adding いadjectives? Why is it followed by a verb in the example given? Can I use いたく instead? How will it change the meaning if I use いたくたべられません?


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Whew. Found the answer. Note C Page 467 of A Dictionary of Basic Grammar (gotta love this book) where it states that the action/state expressed by the first predicate is the reason for or the cause of the action/state of 2nd predicate. Example given on the book : このスープはからくて飲めない.

Should I just delete my question?

  • Should I just delete my question? -- No... I think you can just accept your answer ... ^^
    – chocolate
    Commented Nov 29, 2018 at 12:50

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