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Grammar detail: 〜ようにする

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JLPT:
〜ようにする - make sure to, be sure to, try concertedly to (do something)
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ようにする
means
make sure to, be sure to (do something)
or
try concertedly to (do something)
This construction is a special case of the construction 〜ように (in order to). The addition of する means 'do ~ in order to ~', in other words, 'make sure that ~'.
わたし
かのじょ
彼女
そんなことさせないようするつもり
I am going to stop her ever doing that again.
うんどう
運動
してもっと
けんこう
健康
なるようにする
I’m going to try to exercise, so that I can get healthier.
かれ
じだい
時代
なが
おく
れない
ようしている
He is trying to keep up with the current of the times.
This construction is not to be confused with the use of 〜(の)ように meaning 'in the way of ~' or 'like ~'. Sometimes ように may be followed by a form of する, which can make the two constructions look very similar.
どのようして
かのじょ
彼女
なったです
How did you get to know her?
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See also:
  • 〜ように - in order to~, so that~, to~
  • のように - like

Kanji used in this grammar

シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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ド   ト   タク   degree   たび occasion, time   
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ウン   carry; luck   はこ to carry   
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ドウ   うご to move, to stir   うごかす to shift, to move   
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ケン   すこやか healthy   
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コウ    peace, composure   
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ジ   とき time, occasion   
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タイ   ダイ   かえる to replace, to exchange   かわる to be exchanged   よ the world   しろ substitute   
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ル   リュウ   ながれる to flow   なが to pour out, to flush    
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チ   おそ late   おくれる to be late   おくらす to make late   
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チ   し to know   
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ゴウ   ガッ   カッ   あ to fit, come together   あわす to match   あわせる to unite, join   
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