[Grammar Tip] How to Connect Words in Japanese: Te-form vs. と
Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
My younger sister’s car is small and old.
However, と cannot be used for anything other than nouns. 小さい is an i-adjective, so と cannot be used with 小さい.
To simply connect words, use the te-form;
You can use te-form conjunctions for any part of speech.
Tanaka-san has long hair and is tall.
My cat is quiet and cute.
In the morning, I drank coffee and ate bread.
In the morning, I ate bread and a banana.
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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