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How to do two+ verbs in one sentence

狐の水
Asked 5 years ago

How would you write two verbs in one sentnece?  Are they both at the end, or go as it appears?  For example "I walk and run to school every day" Would walk and run be at the end or, would the second verb be at the end....

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To connect more than two verbs, you could use the te-forms. Like this,

わたしは、がっこうまで、あるいて、はしります。

But, in this case using an expression ~たり、~たりする sounds better.  I haven't introduced this expression yet, but I'll do so soon in a lesson.  This expression is used to mention some activities are done or will be done.  The sentence with the te-form soudns like you always do both "running" and "walking" to school.  But actually, you sometimes run and sometimes walk to school, right? (or sometimes you may ride your bike)  On the other hand, the expression ~たり、~たりする indicates that you're mentioning the activeties as examples, and may do something else, too.  How about this?

わたしは、まいにち、がっこうまで、あるいたり、はしったりします。

Before たり, you need a past tense plain form of verb.  Hope this helps!

Masako
Answered 5 years ago

わたしは、まいにち、がっこうまで、あるいたり、はしったりします is okay but your example could be used when someone is running to school for one's exercise not to commute to school.

HawaiianBoy
Commented 5 years ago

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A better way of saying this would be 毎日歩いたり、走ったりして学校に行きます(通います)

HawaiianBoy
Answered 5 years ago