Grammar detail: verb plain form vs polite form

verb plain form vs polite form
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In polite conversation, the ます form of verbs is usually used (for example,
ます). In informal situations, the plain form, also known as the dictionary form, is often used instead (for example,
The pattern for creating the plain form from the polite form and vice versa varies slightly depending on the verb grouping. See Japanese verbs and verb conjugation for more detail.
It is generally best to learn the plain form of a verb, since many grammar structures require knowledge of the plain form. Mastering key conjugations of the plain form (present, past, negative and negative past) early in your studies will benefit you greatly.
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See also:
  • verb plain form (also known as the dictionary form)
  • verb ます form (also known as the polite form)
  • Key verb conjugations

Kanji used in this grammar

シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
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