[Common Mistakes] To mean regret, ばよかった? とよかった?
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?
It’s going to rain today, I should have brought an umbrella.
＝〜べきだった (should have)
＝〜したほうがよかったのに、しなかった (I should have done…, but I didn’t.)
〜ばよかった means regret, “something that one actually did or did not do led to a bad outcome”, 〜とよかった is not used with this form.
I should have studied more when I was in university.
I should have gone to bed early yesterday.
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