To recap, the verb stem is the polite form of the verb with the ます removed.
We can use the verb stem with the kanji 方 to say “way of doing something”—an especially handy phrase when you first set foot in the Japan and there are many things you don’t yet know.
|Please show me the correct way to do this.|
|The teacher has an amusing way of speaking.|
|I don’t know the way to use this machine.|