I'd like to understand the use of され in the following sentence:


What's going on here? Is this the verb される but with the て dropped?

Thanks for your help!

  • 1
    Does this help?
    – Jimmy Yang
    Jun 24, 2021 at 4:28
  • Thank you for your answer. I think it does. So され is the stem of 為れる, which can be used when connecting sentences, is that correct?
    – Matteo
    Jun 24, 2021 at 5:01
  • Yes, for formal writing only.
    – Jimmy Yang
    Jun 24, 2021 at 7:03

1 Answer 1


You have one sentence as


Instead of ending it, you want to continue with another sentence. That's why you end the sentence with 「され」

So it's pretty much like you are saying in English

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Additionally, just as you say, you can also say


In this case, 「て」connects two sentences.


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