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nakute verses naku

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nakute verses naku

Postby kinoko » April 25th, 2006 12:13 pm

any difference? everyone tells me something different... :?
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Re: nakute verses naku

Postby Bueller_007 » April 25th, 2006 3:42 pm

kinoko wrote:any difference? everyone tells me something different... :?

Generally speaking, if it ends with "く", it's an adverb. If it ends with "くて", it means "and", "but", "and then", "therefore", etc.

Sometimes "く" is the same as "くて". In this case, it is usually followed by a comma. For example:

(Experiments were never carried out against the rules but were performed always well within them.)

I believe using "く" in this way is literary/formal style.
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