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    #1

    will / be going to

    Dear all,

    My brother will be 25 next year.

    My brother is going to be 25 nexy year.

    Are the sentences above exactly the same in meaning?

    If they aren't, what is the difference in nuance?

    Thank you!

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    Re: will / be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by optimistic pessimist View Post
    Dear all,

    My brother will be 25 next year.

    My brother is going to be 25 next year.

    Are the sentences above exactly the same in meaning?

    If they aren't, what is the difference in nuance?

    Thank you!

    OP
    They mean the same.

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