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    Default I will be one year this December

    I would like to know if this is grammatically correct in conversational English:
    I will be one year this December in this city.

    Thanks for your answer.

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    Default Re: I will be one year this December

    It means nothing to me. A child of three might say, "I will be four this December", but most children cannot speak fluently until well after their first birthday.

    ps (later). Ignore this post. I was responding to the title, not to the question. Sorry
    Last edited by 5jj; 05-Nov-2012 at 21:16.

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    Default Re: I will be one year this December

    Quote Originally Posted by Behcelina View Post
    I would like to know if this is grammatically correct in conversational English:
    I will be one year this December in this city.

    Thanks for your answer.
    If my assumption below is correct, no. It is not correct.

    See my suggestion below.



    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It means nothing to me. A child of three might say, "I will be four this December", but most children cannot speak fluently until well after their first birthday.

    Fairly sure he means to say 'In December I will have been in this city for one year'.

    There are various options you can choose from.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: I will be one year this December

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    Fairly sure he means to say 'In December I will have been in this city for one year'.
    I think so too.

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