[Grammar Tip] Using たら for Realizations and Discoveries
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 had a headache after drinking alcohol.
たら is used to indicate the action that led to the discovery when the speaker discovered, realized, or learned something new. However, the ば does not have that usage.
In this sentence, you should use たら, not ば, because you noticed that “I got a headache when I drank alcohol”. When used as a written word, と may be used instead of たら.
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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