Grammar detail: くらい vs ぐらい

くらい vs ぐらい
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At one time, there were rules for when to use くらい and when to use ぐらい, but in modern day Japanese there is no distinction.
To many native speakers, ぐらい feels more colloquial and くらい feels more formal. Some speakers suggest that くらい is the appropriate written form, but might actually be pronounced ぐらい when read out (in the same way that some speakers might pronounce ではありません as じゃありません); others suggest that words should be pronounced as written.
The bottom line is that neither is incorrect.
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