[JLPT grammar] 私は日本に行くといいです→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]

I hope I can go to Japan next year.

行くといい means “I recommend you go”.
行けるといい means “I hope I will go”.

〜といい has two meanings, “hope, would be good if” and “recommend, good if you”.

If you want to use 〜といい for “your hope”, you cannot use words expressing your volition.
行く=your volition
行ける=your situation(potential-form)

Also, you can omit 私 since the sentence indicates that “the speaker’s hope”.

I hope I can eat good sushi in Japan.

You should take this medicine, it will cure you quickly.

I hope it helps you.😊


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