[JLPT grammar] Difference between わけがない and わけではない.

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]

Living in Japan for a long time does not necessarily make one a better Japanese speaker.

〜わけがない indicates your judgment that “〜 is not normally impossible”.
〜わけではない means “Though some may think that it is 〜, it is not.”

So, 日本に長く住めば、日本語が上手になるわけがない means “If you live in Japan for a long time, there is no way you will become fluent in Japanese.”, which does not make sense.

Just because it is cheap does not mean it is not tasty.

It’s a five-star hotel, so there’s no way the service could be bad.


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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