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につれて ([につれて] )(nitsurete)
    Meaning: as; in proportion to; with とともに; に伴って; に従って; と一緒に
    Example: As I ate, my headache improved.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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V-dic + 〜
食べるにつれて  along with eating

Noun + 〜
増加につれて  along with the increase

連れて行く means to take someone with (you)

I took my friend along

Will you take us for a drive next Sunday?
*につれ(て) is a phrase used to indicate that a change occurs in accordance with another simultaneous change. Because of this, the verbs in the につれ(て) clause and the main clause have to be verbs of change or of a process, such as 'become proficient' and 'increase.'

*When と共に(とともに) means 'as,' it can be rephrased as につれて, に伴って(にともなって), or に従って(にしたがって).
EXAMPLE: 景気の回復[と共に/につれて/に伴って/に従って]失業率が下がってきた。(As business recovers, the unemployment rate is coming down.)

*The difference between V(inf・nonpast)にしたがって and V(inf・nonpast)につれて is that the former is more of a written style and the latter is more of a spoken style.

V(inf・nonpast) + につれて
N + につれて

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ex #166   食べるにつれて頭が良くなった 
As I ate, my head got better  
ex #541   気温の変化につれて 
with the change of temperature  
ex #614   夜がふけるにつれて、嵐はますます激しさを増した。 
As the night deepened the ferocity of the storm increased more and more.  
ex #3113   車の数の増加につれて、地球温暖化が問題になってきた、と言われている 
It is said that along with the increase in the number of cars, global warming is becoming a problem  
ex #5338   演説を進むにつれて僕はますます退屈になった。  
I got more and more bored as the speech went on.  
ex #5339   寒くなるにつれて、セーターがほしくなった。 
As the day got cooler, I came to want a sweater.  
ex #5340   飛行機は急角度で上昇し、それから海岸を離れるにつれて水平飛行に移った。  
The plane rose sharply before leveling off as it left the coast.  
ex #5341   興奮するにつれて、彼はますます早口になった。  
As he grew excited, he spoke more and more rapidly.  
ex #5342   金持ちになるにつれて、彼はますます欲深くなった。  
The richer he became, the more he wanted.  
ex #5343   空気が抜けるにつれて風船は徐々に降りてきた。  
The balloon descended gradually as the air came out.  
ex #5344   経験を積むにつれて更に知恵が身につく。  
You get more wisdom as you have more experiences.  
ex #5345   芸術家は年を取るにつれて画風が変わるであろう。  
As the artist grows older his paintings may alter.  
ex #5346   研究するにつれてますます心理学が面白く感じるようになった。  
The more I studied psychology, the more interesting I came to find it.  
ex #5347   高く昇るにつれて大気は薄くなる。  
The atmosphere becomes thinner as you climb higher.  
ex #5348   高く上るにつれて、空気はより冷たくなっている。  
As you climb higher, the air becomes colder.  
ex #5349   歳をとるにつれて、人はだんだん無邪気で無くなる。  
The older we grow, the less innocent we become.  
ex #5350   私が登るにつれて、枝が曲り始めた。  
The branch began to bend as I climbed along it.  
ex #5805   時代の変化につれて結婚の形も変わってきた。 
With the changing time, marraige style has also changed.  
ex #7781   時間が経つ につれ、したこともだんだん忘れてしまう。 
As time passes, even things that (you) studied, (you) end up forgetting.  

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Mikinitsurete can be replaced by nitomonatte.
nitusrete has a nuance of degree.
As I ate (more and more), ...
As one reads something (more), ...
nhk9It seems like Nitsurete is often accompanied by -kita at the end of the sentence. 
authorBut -kita at the end suggests you eye-witness the changes?
sagittariusare niturete, nitomatte, totomoni and nishitagatte fundamentally the same in usage? 
cbeeNo kita doesnt suggest that you have eye witnessed it but just suggests that something has come to be.
eg. 寒くなって来た。 It has gotten colder.
karekoraso totomoni and nitsurete are interchangable? 
pioneerkaCan anyone explain the difference between につれて and につれ, please?
Is it used in written Japanese?
monte cristoPioneerka, につれ is simply a more formal version of につれて. 
karekanoI have put 'hikou' before 'ki' in the beggining of the sentence, is it ok? (English isn't my mother language, sorry if I mistake something). Everytime I change one example I will put "suspicious", ok? 

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