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Question to Teacher: Can I use a formal verb before KARA (because)?
Course 4 Lesson 8: A Strange Day! (Mini Conversations)
Post Date: 2020-02-15 20:38:36
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2018 Oct 09
For example, This sentence ''あした、イタリアりょうりを つくります から、たべに きませんか"
Is it possible to use formal before から、I thought it could only use informal
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JFZ Teacher (Kanako)
Post Date: 2020-02-18 00:17:15
2003 Mar 03
Yes, you can use the ます form before から.
It sounds more natural if you have an informal verb in sentence 1 (the "reason" part) as below.
あした、イタリアりょうりを つくるから、たべに きませんか。
(ASHITA, ITARIA-RYOURI O TSUKURU KARA, TABE NI KIMASENKA)
= I am making Italian food, so why don't you come to eat?
However, if you use formal verbs in both sentence 1 and sentence 2 (つくります and きませんか), it makes your speech more polite.
This combination would be appropriate to use when talking to your teacher, boss or someone older than you.