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テ形. A non-finite form of a verb or adjective primarily used to connect to a following predicate or subsidiary verb, with some secondary uses derived by ellipsis (e.g. of くれ or ください). In many cases it corresponds to English "and". Linguists often refer to it as the "gerund" form, and some have also called it the "gerundive" or "past participle" form.

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Semantic classification of verbs

Lately, I've been spending a lot of focus in how to translate certain verbs in the form ~ている. Mostly comes from the fact that, depending on the verb, it can have a meaning of prolonged action (e.g. ...
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The て form, the と and もの constructions: gerund, participle, transgressive, or verbal noun?

As far as I understand, among the constructions (て-form verb), (て-form verb)いる, (finite verb)こと, (finite verb)の, (verb phrase)と, (finite verb)もの the form (2) unambiguously functions as a finite verb ...
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What is the tense of 「卒業して5年になる」?

I was studying the te-form in depth and found out that it can be used as a starting point (起点) and a Japanese friend of mine told me that it is the same as ~てから; just an omission of から. It seems to be ...
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What does て-form plus が mean?

I'm reading 「傘を持たない蟻たちは」and there is a sentence that reads:「その肌の白さが際立ったのは、着ていたタンクトップと肘から手にかけてが黒かったからだった。」What conjugation is て-form plus が?
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What does てもらえたら嬉しいmean?

僕の漫画がたくさんの人に楽しんで読んでもらえたら嬉しいです。 I know 楽しんで読む means “to read with pleasure”, but I’m not sure about もらえたら嬉しいです. I’ve interpreted it as a grammar constitution that means “I’ll be glad/happy if you ...
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What is the use of the te-form of 違って in 違って見えるね?

In the phrase: 今日はいつもと違って見えるね - You look different today. What is 違って doing here? Why is it being used instead of 違う?
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Can someone explain to me how "としまして" is formed?

Could someone help me by explaining how this is formed? The question here refers to an answer to my question (second comment on answer), but I don't understand it: Could someone help with the ...
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explanation verbs form 座る 座って 座り

Hi may I ask for explanation of the following, I read here form verb 座る (sit) and polite form 掛ける for form Please sit down there is this forms 座る -> 座れ (very rude) -> 座って (better form) -> 座ってください (...
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注意する conjugation and ~てもらう

I'm to conjugate 注意する and associate it with either of "てあげる", "てくれる" and ”てもらう" in the following sentence: 隣の人がうるさくて眠れないので、大家さんから静かにするように(注意する)_____ことにしました。 I picked "注意してもらう", which gives this, ...
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Comparing みたいに and みたいな感じで

To preface, I understand that not every みたいな感じで is used adverbially like みたいに, because sometimes that で is the te-form: 素人みたいな感じで申し訳ないですが Sorry to sound like an amateur. (I sound like an amateur, (and ...
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Understanding ~たのでは "Conditionals"

I recently came across a sentence containing ~たのでは I found quite hard to parse, and I wanted to focus more on just its ~たのでは aspect to make a more focused question. So consider: 「彼が来なかったのでは、何も始まらない。」 ...
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What is this use of てしまう in this sentence?

So the character with blonde hair got asked by a girl in class A to ask the guy with black hair about his type. However the guy with black hair says he doesn't have any example to give him ...
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how does te form actually work at the end of sentence?

Now i dont mean the request, like with ください、くれ etc omitted currently, i have big problems with this, the only conclusion i came to is, there is probably something omitted at the end?? for example ...
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たら at the end of a compound sentence

I'm wondering if there's a sentence: AしてBしてCされたら would the meaning be: if A, B, C... or A, B, if C...
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Te form question in bay city song

At the beginning of Junko Yagami song "Bay city" there are several te form, i can't understand how they are "resolved". Romaji : anata wo otte Tasogare no Bay City meguri aetara ...
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How does the て form work here?

So I've been told that when you use the て form of verbs in a sentence, the last verb is the one that tells you in what tense the sentence is, but I found this sentence: 目を合わせて逸らさない、というのはそれで真摯に見える。...
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Problems with から, て form and で (because)

Well, searching around the web I came across this post (Difference between から and で in context of because) that had a similar problem, but it did not resolve mine. I found these three sentences: ...
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How do I connect verbs with nominalisation?

For example: I like dancing and singing. My hobby is studying Japanese and playing guitar. How do I connect "studying and playing"? Do I have to use te form? I'm really confused 😃 upd. ...
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誰でも, 誰も, 何でも, 何も

何でも食べる 何も食べない "it is as much as something, eat." = if it's anything, I'll eat it/I eat it. "as much as something, not eat." = if it's anything, I will not/don't eat it. 何でもない = &...
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Where do dictionaries imply the use of て as 'present perfect/past' and ''?

the new version of Question: 1)What definition in Dictionary implies the '' function of て,( as in 魚を食べている.)? 2) What definition in Dictionary implies the 'present perfect' function of て,( as in ...
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Why do these sentences end differently?

This clip is taken from the Genki 1 CD (page 145, practice B) I am confused about why some sentences end differently: かったです でした ...
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