Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercises: Giving Advice 「ほうがいい」

Japanese Grammar: Giving Advice

Before starting the exercise for giving advice 「ほうがいい」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki I – Lesson 12: ~ほうがいい
Tae Kim’s Guide – Using 方 and よる for comparisons and other functions

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Giving Advice 「ほうがいい」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  (It’s) better to get used to flavors of Japanese (cuisine) . 
 2.  (It’s) better to sleep a lot.
 3.  (It’s) better to take a bus.
 4.  (It’s) better to slim down a little.
 5.  (It’s) better to smile often.
 6.  As for magazines, (it’s) better not to read (them).
 7.  As for homework, (it’s) better not to forget (it). 
 8.  (It’s) better not to get fat.
 9.  (It’s) better not to stand up now. 
 10.  (It’s) better not to scold children.


People customarily add the sentence-ending particle: よ when they give advice.

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