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Why do they use the 連用形 instead of the て form here? [duplicate]

I know that the て form can be used to connect verbs together, like the English "and": 毎日私は食べて寝る。 I eat and sleep every day. And I know the 連用形 can be used to connect verbs as well, but it ...
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Using stem (ます) form when linking sentences/ideas? [duplicate]

I was taught that when て form is used to link sentences and ideas, it shows succession in action. For example, 起きて、歯を洗いました means I woke up, and AFTER that, I brushed my teeth. But lately, I've been ...
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Stem of verbs vs て-form of verb in complex sentence [duplicate]

What's the difference between using a verb stem and the te-form of a verb. For example: 机を六つも合体させ、まるで小学校....  机を六つも合体させて、まるで小学校....
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読み取られ without る [duplicate]

示に従い、カメラで学生証を写すと顔写真や学籍番号などが読み取られログインが進む。 The school released a new application, and the teacher instructed the students to install it on their cell phones. The activation process is by reading (...
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Why is the verb 選ばれる left in its stem form in the middle of this sentence? [duplicate]

しかし、アメリカではふつう、スポーツチームは腕{うで}で選{えら}ばれ,学業{がくぎょう}のコースは学力{がくりょく}によって選{えら}ばれます。 However, in America, sports teams are generally chosen by skill, and academic courses by ability.
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What is the difference between て phrase ending verbs and nominalized verb-stem phrase ending verbs? [duplicate]

For example in the sentence 政府は学校や病院を建設し、教師や医療スタッフの訓練も始めた。What's the difference in the first phrase ending in 建設し rather than 建設して?
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~し in メキシコ湾流に漕ぎ出し、独りで漁をしていた [duplicate]

I'm not understanding how 〜し works in the sentence below. It seems to operating as the standard connective, but why does it affect the conjugation of 漕ぎ出す? 小さな船でメキシコ湾流に漕ぎ出し、独りで漁をしていた
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The meaning of 「し」in this sentence [duplicate]

「彼が戦慄しつぶやいた」 What is the role of し after the noun? I already looked up the answer to this question. The 「し」is explained as ""to do Verb 2 with the purpose of carrying out Verb 1" in construction ...
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What is the grammar explanation for 高くなり? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make sense of this sentence: 一寸法師の背が高くなり立派な青年になりました It's from the 一寸法師 story. I don't understand the word 高くなり. It seems so be takakunarimasu, the same inflection but without the ...
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Why does this sentence end in a noun instead of a verb? (Song lyrics) [duplicate]

I am currently trying to translate various song lyrics from Japanese for practice and would like to stay as close as possible to the original meaning of the sentences. Currently, I'm trying to ...
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なく vs. なくて and stem form vs. てform as conjunctions

I have been wondering about this, since every time I hand in a 作文 in a Japanese class, I'm corrected on conjunctions. It seems to me that whenever I use a てform as a conjunction, a response comes back ...
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Do I have a good grasp on the basics of what the continuative form is?

I'm doing some research as to what continuative forms are due to naruto's previous answer to an earlier question of mine. To make sure I understand correctly: roughly, the "continuative form"...
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Use of verb ます-stem when て-form seems possible

I saw this line in a song: 時計塔の頂上椅子に座り微笑んでるあなたは I'm curious why it uses 座り rather than 座って? Since it's a sequence of actions I would've thought that 座って would be more applicable, but since 座り ...
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Connecting phrases with the stem of masu-form

When is it possible to connect sentences using the stem of masu-form? Are there restrictions on the use of this form?
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Is the 「て」 missing from 「され」 in this sentence?

Here is the sentence. ソフトのプレイ中にHOMEボタンを押すと、ソフトが中断されHOMEメニューが表示されます。 I think 「て」 should follow the verb 「中断され」 to create conjunctive/continuative form.
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