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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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Can you use the し particle without dictionary forms? [duplicate]

日本は集団主義、序列社会である。ものを大事にし、他者への配慮、思いやりを理解すべし I'm struggling to work out the precise function of the し in ものを大事にし here. Well - I'm quite sure it is the し particle for linking clauses, but the lack of a ...
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Grammar use of され in sentence [duplicate]

I'd like to understand the use of され in the following sentence: 期限を過ぎると、仮登録したデータは自動消去され、登録したアカウントは無効になりますので、ご注意ください。 What's going on here? Is this the verb される but with the て dropped? Thanks for your ...
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The use of し in this sentence [duplicate]

I'm using manga to learn some grammar and the following sentence came up. オレは旅をし世界をめぐっていると… I can't figure out why し is being used. I know it can be used for listing and such, but being next to を ...
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How do you handle multiple verbs in this situation?

From what I understand, the final verb determines the reference time of the sentence, but I'm a little confused on how to handle the sequence of verbs with the たりする construction here (particularly ...
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How to properly use verb stem instead of the te form?

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 ...
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ます Verb Stem + another verb grammar meaning?

I was practicing writing and got corrected by a few native speakers. They all had a correction in common where they took the ます Verb Stem and then just added a different verb on the back. What ...
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Construction behind 「やり」in this sentence

「それはわしがやりおまえが追いつめられたのでわしの攻撃と同じ事!」 I am having trouble with the「やり」in this sentence. I believe that it is a verb and possibly takes the same tense as 「追いつめられた」(similar to verbs linked via the "て-form"...
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Understanding of 働かせ in the sentence below

I came across the following sentence: 4000万円までは借金を膨らませて働かせ、5000万円になると自殺するのでそれ以上の借金はさせない How 働かせ is understood in this context? It looks like an imperative form of 働かす, but the imperative form over ...
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Why is there a し in 嫉妬し蹴落とそうとする?

Hi I found a sentence earlier with 嫉妬し蹴落とそうとする and I do not know why し is put there. Anyway, I thought it was the reasoning marker but it does not sound like it from the audio and I don't know what ...
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青春とは噓であり、悪である ‐ あり vs ある? [duplicate]

So this is a line from the anime Oregairu. From what I know, I would say ある and あり mean the same thing. However, I could be wrong so is there any special reason why 'ari' was used first and 'aru' was ...
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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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