[JLPT grammar] 日本語を上手に話しがち→Incorrect

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N3 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]

(Most of) People in my company speak Japanese very well.

がち means “tend to, be apt to, be inclined to, often get to”, it is usually used for something negative.

Speaking Japanese well is not a negative thing, so you should remove がち in your sentence.

We can use がち with these sentences;
I’m on the computer too much for work so my eyes tend to get tired.

When I create a document with many kanji, I am apt to make mistakes.

These sentences contain negative meanings.

Note; We always use the verb masu-form with がち, but not nai-form, adjective, noun.

I hope it helps you.😊


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