Someone left a comment on the answer to this ending sentences with ように question saying that it only works with the -ます form.

I tried looking up (どうか)~ように。sentences and all the ones I found were in the -ます form, like this page http://jp.wordmind.com/ecmaster-cgi/Jsearch.cgi?kwd=%A4%DE%A4%B9%A4%E8%A4%A6%A4%CB, so is it true?

Are there exceptions? Are there other particles like this? Why is it the case if it's true?

Thank you~

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    ~ますように expresses hope, while ~するように is a command.
    – Angelos
    Jul 14, 2019 at 0:13

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Since「するように」and「あるように」are valid, I guess you are talking about the -です form.

The word before 〜ように should be in 連体形.

However, です's 連体形 are only used before ので or のに.

I think there are no logical explanation for this.

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    The word before 〜ように should be in 連用形 <- 「連形」ではないでしょうか。
    – chocolate
    Jul 16, 2019 at 4:26

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