[JLPT grammar] “To follow the recipe exactly”, レシピどおり? レシピのように?

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 made the cake following the recipe.


〜どおりに indicates something in completely the same as was said, but 〜ように means in nearly the same as was said.
So, 〜ように can’t be used when something must be the exact same, like a recipe, you should use 〜どおりに in your sentence.


The train departed on time.

It works if used according to the manual.


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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