[Common Mistakes] How to say “I will study every day so that I can pass the JLPT.”

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]

JLPTに合格するように、毎日勉強します。

*JLPTにごうかくするように、まいにちべんきょうします。

 



 

[My correction]

JLPTに合格するように、毎日勉強します。
→JLPTに合格できるように、毎日勉強します。
I will study every day so that I can pass the JLPT.

ように expresses an expectation of realizing objective.

So, the sentence should be;
Your future state [=non-volitional verb]ように、…

non-volitional verb
=potential form, intransitive verb (things you can’t decide for yourself.)

◎合格できる(potential-form=your state)ように
×合格する(dictionary-form=your will) ように

e.g.
漢字(かんじ)が覚(おぼ)えられるように、カードを作(つく)りました。
I made cards to help you remember the kanji.

いつでも映画(えいが)が見(み)られるようにネットフリックスの会員(かいいん)になりました。
I became a member of Netflix so that I can watch movies anytime I want.

 

I hope my explanation helps you. 😊

 

In the JLPT course, all lessons come with homework, if you submit your homework, I will reply with corrections.
I can break down the Japanese grammar and point out mistakes, explaining the structure and nuances of Japanese in an easy-to-understand way.
You can also ask me any questions as much as you want. I will teach you until you get it!

 

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