Adjective[て]・Noun[て] (Conjugation)- Grammar Discussion

[て-form]
and…
conjunctive

Structure

  • い-Adj.[ ] → おもしろ → おもしろく
  • な-Adj.[ ] → しずか → しずか
  • Noun[ ] → 先生 → 先生
  • Exception: いい → よく

[With its meaning being well approximated with the English “and,” the て-form’s basic function is to connect clauses, sentences, verbs, etc.]

[Depending on context (the relationship between connected clauses), the meaning can be further specified to express: a sequence of actions, a reason/cause, a means/manner of doing something, requests, and actions in parallel states]

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None of the examples are actual sentences. Do you just use this like “and” in english? Like…
魚で肉を食べる。(I eat fish and meat.)
or…
私の車は千咲で赤いです。(My car is small and red.)

@GregX999 Hey! This grammar point just covers the conjugations of the て-form with adjectives and nouns. Make sure to check out Adjective[て] + B in the following lesson and the grammar that appears in the Related Grammar section at the bottom of the Meaning page for example sentences.

You are correct that this grammar point is approximated with the English “and.” The て-form’s basic function is to connect clauses, sentences, verbs, etc. Depending on the context (the relationship between connected clauses), the meaning can be further specified to express: a sequence of actions, a reason/cause, a means/manner of doing something, requests, and actions in parallel states. Cheers!

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