[Common Mistakes] The difference between ないで and なくて
Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N4 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
I came to school without eating breakfast.
Aないで、B：B without A
Aなくて、B：(I) didn’t do A, so B
AないでB means that A is not done and B is done instead.
I wrote a report without sleeping.
Please take the test without using a dictionary.
AなくてB means that there is a negative result because of not doing A, and B is the result or outcome.
I failed the exam because I didn’t study.
I regret not being able to go to the party.
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