Verb[て] - Casual Request - Grammar Discussion

(Please) do (for me)
casual request


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[In casual speech, expressions like ください can be dropped, and the て-form by itself can be used to convey requests. Depending on the tone and context of the situation, it can also be used to express a relatively soft order]

[Remember that the て-form used at the end of a sentence is not only used for requests, it can also imply that speaker didn’t finish the sentence, for example, to attract the listener’s attention (スーパーで彼に出会って… I bumped into him at the supermarket and…). It is also used when placing emphasis on an apology (or in general - reason) by inverting order (すみません、昨日は時間がなくて。I am sorry, I didn’t have time yesterday.)]

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