[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?
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.
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