Connect sentences, 〜て/で、〜たあとで [JLPT grammar]

What grammar should you use to connect two sentences?

The first that comes to mind most is と as “and”, but it can only be used to connect nouns.

But what if it is not a nouns connection…?


[Unnatural sentence]




-The children played outside and ate dinner at home.


Can you find a mistake?



[Sensei’s correction]








=[noun] and [noun]

[verb dictionary-form]

=If…, always…


→ ◎遊んで

[verb te-form]て、[sentence]

=do something… and…

文(ぶん)と文(ぶん)をつなげる connect sentences


→ ◎遊んだあとで

[verb ta-form]た/だ+あとで、[sentence]

Aの次(つぎ)に、Bをする B after A



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〜と〜 and 〜て are JLPT N5 (Beginner level) grammar.

〜たあとで is JLPT N4 (Elementary level) grammar.

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