食べる ￫ 食べれば + よかった
飲む ￫ 飲めば + よかった
する ￫ すれば + よかった
ばよかった is used after verbs, so requires the standard ば conjugation, before adding よかった.
- サービスエリアが一つもないじゃないか。高速に乗る前にトイレに行けばよかった。There aren't any service stops, are there? I wish I had gone to the bathroom before we got on the highway.
- 今日も残業？昨日は早く寝ればよかった。I have to work overtime again today? I should have gone to sleep early last night.
- 運転をしたくなかったら、電車で行けばいい。If you don't want to drive, it would be better if you went by train.
I should have waited for the next train.
It would have been better to study rather than play games.
I should have looked at the weather forecast.
I should have bought milk while I was at the store.
It would have been better to study Japanese rather than sleep.
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ばよかった – Grammar Discussion
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That is correct, the point would disappear from the review queue. Definitely good timing on N3!
Very good, thanks.
I found this grammar point mostly by accident (did a search on “かった”), and noticed that it’s listed as N4 Lesson 11… which doesn’t exist. What is the purpose of this point, if it’s not included in the standard path? Are there a lot of orphan grammar points like this?
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