Grammar detail: verb て form

verb て form
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On its own, the て form of a verb can be used as a simple joining form, or as an imperative.
However, the て form is the verb form used in many other constructions, so it is a key form to learn how to make.
To create the て form, replace the た of the plain past form with て.
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See also:
  • verb て form - and
  • verb て form - imperative, and basis of other constructions
  • Key verb conjugations
  • verb て form + います/いる - 'ing' - present continuous
  • verb て form + いました/いた - past continuous
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