[JLPT grammar] Mastering the conditional ‘〜ば〜ほど’

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]

The rent is higher for apartments closer to the station.


In this case, ‘〜ば〜ほど’ is used to express ‘in proportion to ~, furthermore ~’ or ‘if it were ~, furthermore ~.’ The conditional ‘〜ば’ cannot be replaced by other conditionals like ‘〜たら’ or ‘〜と’ because it is used in combination with ‘〜ほど.

The more you speak Japanese, the faster you improve.

The older you get, the more forgetful you become.

The more money you have, the better.


The lighter your travel luggage, the better.


I hope my explanation helps you. 😊


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