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It'd be good to A; should A
Often used when giving advice.
5           いい   
It'll be good to be waiting at the station by 5:00.
       くれれば いい  だが  
You should get the section chief's permission.

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AVerb: ~ば (Conditional)
Basic Examples:
べればいい (it would be good to eat)

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Level: 162, : 1

what are some key differences between this and といい?

4 months ago
Site admin
Level: 105, : 6,478

Off-hand, I believe that ばいい is for actions suggested for someone (something that you can choose to do), while といい can be used for hopes and wishes that are not tied to something you or someone can control.

れるといい。(It'd be nice if it's sunny tomorrow)

もっとすればいいよ。(You should study more.)

4 months ago

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