is an expression in Japanese which combines the auxiliary verb, ようだ
, with the てほしい
structure (indicating that you/someone else wants someone to do something). As ようだ
is being linked to a verb which comes later in the sentence, it will take on the adverbial form ように
This expression is used to highlight that you (or someone else) want someone to do something ‘in the way of (A)’.
I want you to work your hardest, so that you can become a lawyer.
I want this team to be able to win a tournament.
I want you to run like an athlete.
I want you to talk more like an announcer.
Note that when ように
follows a noun, の
will be required.
may mark the thing that the speaker ‘wants’ to do. It is more common for に
to be used to mark people, while が
will often mark events/objects.
I want you to be able to write kanji.
I want people to drive in a way that will reduce accidents.
will be switched, if either of those particles have already been used somewhere else in a sentence. This is mainly to avoid sounding repetitive, or confusion about what the subject of the sentence is.