[JLPT grammar] Difference between もっと and ずっと

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]

I waited for my mother at home for a long time.


もっと implies an increase or more of something compared to before, whereas ずっと indicates a continuous state or action.
You don’t mean that you wait for your mother more than in the past; you mean that you continue to wait for her.



I have always wanted to go to Tokyo. I have never been to Tokyo.



These cookies are delicious, I would love to have more.



I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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