When is it possible to connect sentences using the stem of masu-form? Are there restrictions on the use of this form?


You can list activities. It does not imply temporal order, so it is sometimes unnatural. When the verb stem ends with a consonant, you need to insert the epenthetic vowel i.


If you want to imply temporal order, use the te form.


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    Is there any time when it would be preferable to use over the connective って? (e.g. does it carry a different nuance, is it more conversational, etc.) Aug 24 '12 at 16:32

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