Polite て form

Asked 6 years ago

Is necessary to know the polite forms of て form? For example, for 食べる, is useful to know 食べまして and 食べませんで? Or, it isn't so used?

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There isn't any "polite" te-form.  The te-form is only one form that can be used in both polite and plain sentences.  The te-form itself doesn't conjugate.  For example.


食べている。(I'm eating.-- plain)

食べています。(I'm eating.-- polite)

As you already know, the underlined part is the te-form of the verb 食べる.  You just conjugate the verb いる to change the politeness of the sentence.


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Answered 6 years ago