Ok! I thought that was the case.keatonatron wrote:Yes. The order of events becomes irrelevant. All we know is that the subject did go to the store and didn't go to school.
My question is this; if I use the negative te-form in the sentences 2,3, and 4, do I automatically imply cause? I have read alot of internet pages telling me that the main purpose of nakute is expressing reason/cause. Let me give you examples;keatonatron wrote:This next question is confusing...
"2. Used to indicate a temporal sequence (since, after)."
If I say; "Gakko ni ikanakute, mise ni itta", do I imply that my visit to the store was the/a reason I did not go to school?
"3. Used to indicate cause or reason."
I understand that you use nakute to express reason/cause here.
4. "Used to indicate a means or method."
Ok, while writing this explaination, I get the feeling I am asking a stupid question when I ask this, but I'll ask anyway; If I use "nakute" when I indicate means/method do I in anyway imply reason?
I understand that I do not imply cause when using sentence 1, 5, and 6 (or am I wrong?).
Thank you so much! I hope I am not pushing you patience to the limit with my questions. I understand if you do not want to answer them. Tell me if I am not clear about something!^_^
By the way, I am going to bed now (almost midnight swedish time), so do not sit up all day long waiting for my reply to your reply!