[JLPT grammar] Do not use と to connect i-adjectives

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N5 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?

 

[Student’s sentence]

このレストランはおいしいと安いです。

*このれすとらんはおいしいとやすいです。

 



 

[My correction]

このレストランはおいしいと安いです。
→このレストランはおいしくて安いです。
This restaurant is delicious and inexpensive.

When you put two words together, if word you want to connect is a noun, you can use の. But since おいしい is an i-adjective, you cannot use の.
When you connect i-adjectives, you have to use te-form, so おいしい becomes おいしくて.

How to make i-adjective te-form;
i-adjective(removeい)+くて
おいし|い dictionary-form
おいし|くて te-form

e.g.
母(はは)はやさしくて、明(あか)るいです。
My mother is kind and cheerful.

東京(とうきょう)は人(ひと)が多(おお)くてにぎやかです。
Tokyo is crowded and lively.

兄(あに)は背(せ)が高(たか)くて、声(こえ)も大(おお)きいです。
My elder brother is tall and loud.

 

I hope my explanation helps you. 😊

 

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