[JLPT grammar] The difference between たら and 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]

If I get a dog, I will play with it every day.


〜たら can express a time sequence like “after…/and then…”, but not 〜と.
If you want to say, “If I get a dog, then I am going to play with it every day,” you should use 〜たら.
The basic meaning of 「Aと、B」 is that whenever you do A, B happens, which is not appropriate **for** your sentence.



I do my homework and then go to bed.



When spring comes, cherry blossoms bloom.
(It is a natural phenomenon and always happens.)


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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