I'm writing an essay for school and to keep the word count down I've been using the verb masu form's stem instead of the te form.
However, I'm slightly confused by how consistent it needs to be. Does it only need to be used when you're linking two clauses or in every situation with the te form.
or would it be
or would it be:
Similarly how would this construction work with grammatical constructions that require the te form such as てから or てくれる, etc.
Apologies for the poor examples, I'm not able to use my real essay examples because of plagiarism.