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て versus combining-form for joining clauses

Is there a difference between these two sentences 昨日はビールを飲んでパイを食べました。 昨日はビールを飲みパイを食べました。 More generally, when should I choose one form over the other? Thanks.
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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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Stem of ます-form as conjuction

おはよう! I came up with the stem of the ます-form while trying to read a book. I already checked the questions Connecting phrases with the stem of masu-form and なく vs. なくて and stem form vs. てform as ...
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Why do we use 楽しめそう and 楽しみ rather than 楽しい・楽しそう in these sentences?

Could someone explain why we use 楽しめそう instead of 楽しそう in the first sentence and what exactly 楽しみ means and why? (The translations are my best guess at what the sentences might mean.) ...
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「~もの、それは…」 Atypical sentence structure?

In this paragraph: 今から約20年前、携帯電話は日本ではほとんど普及していなかった。当時小学生だった私が、憧れていたもの、それは携帯電話ではなく、ポケットベルだった。 Does this paragraph look natural for a native to write? What does もの mean in 憧れていたもの? Is it talking ...
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Joining adjectives with し before a noun

A recent question asked about joining two adjectives together. It used the following example: (example 1) きれいで静かな町 As I understand it, this is the combination of the 連用形 of きれいだ with the 連体形 of ...
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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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やることもなく ; “doing nothing” or “doing nothing but/except”

Attempting to make some flashcards from the dialogue in Dad of Light on Netflix. Near the very beginning of Ep1, we have the following: 夏休みにやることもなくフローリングの床に寝そべって足の力でクルクル回るという English subtitles read:...
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What is the も in 今年も used for ? What does 雨が少なく mean here, and why isn't it followed by a て?

I have the following translation for class. 今年も、 トゥーソンは、 雨が少なく、 水が不足して、 困るかもしれません。 So far, I have the following. This year also Tucson rain is little water has become ...
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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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What's the difference between になり and になる?

Came across this sentence while reading: もう雲は鼠色になり、向うの山には山焼けの火がまっ赤です。 Assuming I'm reading it right, I'd expect it to use なる, not its masu stem.e.g. もう雲は鼠色になる、向うの山には山焼けの火がまっ赤です。 Is になり just ...
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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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Why would you use a verbs stem (as state-of-being) rather than the verb itself?

Now, I'm not sure if this has been answered, I looked but couldn't find a proper answer... so I ask. :) While I was listening to this, I noticed the line 「空、翳{かげ}り」。Now, in the context of the song I ...
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The use of verb stem in the sentence [duplicate]

Why in this sentence the stem of the verb is used instead of the verb 炒める itself? まず、玉葱を炒め、次に肉を入れて下さい。

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