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How is this unnecessarily informal?

I was reading this particular answer, when I found something interesting and confusing to me. The answer stated: If one had to insert a particle in [会社{かいしゃ}など230の会社] that made sense, that ...
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What is the difference between 連用形 'て-form' and the い-stem?

If they are the same syntactically, why is it right to say 食べている but not 食べいる? Why is it right to say 食べ続ける, but not 食べて続ける? Forgive my ignorance on this topic.
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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 a earlier question of mine. To make sure I understand correctly; roughly; the "continuative form" is what ...
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Usage of repeated「として」

How would you translate the below sentence? 「芸術家として生き芸術家として死にたいです」 I understand 「~として」can be translated roughly as "As~", but I'm not sure if anything changes when they are chained? Also, does 「...
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What form is 超え in 人の理を超え…?

my question is , what does 超え in 人の理を超えその身を保ち生き永らえながら…その全てを搾取支配人を弄ぶことに費やして…何を為そうとした' mean ? Is it a form of 越える? If yes, what form is it (you know, like ~て、~た、~しょう... etc)? I haven't stumbled across ...
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Why this verb isn't in the dictionary form?

The sentence is this one: おむすびがころころ転がり穴におちてしまいました Why is it 転がり instead of 転がる? Also for a bonus question, I read in this forum site that てしまう means to make emphasis on the ending of the action ...
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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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The meaning of し in the following context (maybe duplicate, maybe not)

I have a hard time figuring out the meaning of し in the following sentence 暗いし付いて行ってあげようか It's dark outside. Want me to go out with you ? Is it the し that serves to link two sentences together like ...
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Interpreting “顔を曇らせ” in a song lyric [duplicate]

In Someday / いつか, Tatsurō Yamashita sings: 二度と会えない素直な愛に さよならをする人など居ない だからいつまでも顔を曇らせ つらい日を送る事はない I don't understand the meaning of the last two lines. 顔を曇らせ looks like an imperative. But I doubt the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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