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Old 10-03-2010, 09:57 AM   #5
Christopher Creutzig
Location: Paderborn
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 14
Re: Grammar question: toru -> tori

Thanks Josh. I was actually aware of tori being the -masu stem of toru, but the books I checked did not mention that this stem could be used for nominalizing. (The primary reference I checked being Chino's “Japanese Verbs at a Glance.”)

I guess my confusion with the -te form comes from the numerous examples like -te kudasai, -te aru, -te mo ii, -te oku, etc., where it is used very much like a gerund.
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