[Common Mistakes] Difference between ようだ and かもしれない.

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N4 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]





[My correction]

He sings so well, he might become a singer.

ようだ is used to make a conjecture that something will likely happen based on information from the five senses and past experiences.

かもしれない is used when you think there is a possibility of something. It can be used when the possibility is low.

If he says he wants to be a singer, if he is auditioning to be a singer, or if there is any other likely evidence of his becoming a singer, you can use ようだ.
However, if your guess that he will become a singer is based only on hearing him sing, it is unlikely to be correct. In such a case, you should use かもしれない.

She is beautiful. But she might be married.

She is wearing a wedding ring. She seems to be married.


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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