[JLPT grammar] Why can’t we say 「よく聞こえなくて、もういちど話してください」?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N4 course!



Why can’t we say 「よく聞こえなくて、もういちど話してください」?

I am unsure why we can’t use 〜て in this example.

Could you explain a little more please.


[My Reply]

The sentence after 「~て(a cause or reason) 」cannot be a request or a desire.

Request or Desire
~てください please do…
~たいです want to do…
~ましょう let’s do…
~ませんか shall we…

The example sentence;

This 「話してください」is a request.
So, this sentence is incorrect.

A sentence after 〜て comes that includes your feelings, impressions, and results.

In this sentence, you should use 「~ので」.

〜ので has no such rule and is more polite than 〜から.


I hope my answer helps you. 😊



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