1 Reply ・ Started by Streiker at 2019-09-27 02:15:06 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2019-09-27 02:34:43 UTC Can't figure out this verb form 電話をかけないでください。 This expression is supposed to use the te-form of the verb. The verb is かける, a ru-verb. Where does かけないで come from? I'm stumped. Thanks for any help. Leebo at 2019-09-27 02:34:43 UTC There are basically two negative て forms. ～なくて and ～ないで. They have different meanings and usages. The usage of ないで in the sentence you mentioned is definition #2 here. https://jisho.org/word/%E3%81%AA%E3%81%84%E3%81%A7 Log in to reply.