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Lesson 149: Linking verbs and clauses with the て-form


In this lesson we will practice linking verbs and clauses using the pattern て-form + て-form. While there are other ways to chain verbs/clauses together this is the most commonly used method. Please note that there is an implicit sense of succession with this pattern so that the actions are taken to occur in the order in which they are mentioned. Unlike with て-form + から, you can link as many clauses/verbs together as you like.

I went to the bookstore, bought a book, and read in the park.わたし は ほん に って、 ほん を って、 こうえん で みました。
watasi ha honya ni itte, hon wo katte, kouen de yomimasita.
He went for a walk and returned to the office.かれ は さんして、 オフィス に かえりました。
kare ha sanposite, ofisu ni kaerimasita.
Please wash your hands and eat. を あらって べて ください。
te wo aratte tabete kudasai.
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