[Grammar Tip] The difference between ください and ほしい
Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
I’m traveling tomorrow, so I hope it’s sunny.
〜てください and 〜てほしい have different uses in Japanese. 〜てください is used when making a request to a person, while 〜てほしい is used to express a desire or hope, even about non-human subjects.
Since “weather” is not a person, we should use 〜てほしい in this sentence.
I hope the cherry blossoms will bloom soon.
I hope there will be no more big earthquakes.
I hope prices won’t go up anymore.
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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