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    Default Which one should I use " be" or "become"

    Say for example,

    In the year 2019, I will be twenty-five years old. I might <be or become?> an astronaut.


    Similarly,

    In the year 2023, I will (be or become?) a doctor.


    Which one would be best used in the sentence, be or become? Thanks for helping! ^o^

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    In the year 2019, I will be twenty-five years old. I might be an astronaut.

    This might mean that you already will be one, that you had qualified or graduated or whatever the selectiob process is.

    In the year 2019, I will be twenty-five years old. I might become an astronaut.

    This would indicate the start of your career.

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    Many thanks for helping again, Teacher Tdol! ^o^

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    You're very welcome.

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    Default Re: Which one should I use " be" or "become&q

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Say for example,

    In the year 2019, I will be twenty-five years old. I might <be or become?> an astronaut.


    Similarly,

    In the year 2023, I will (be or become?) a doctor.


    Which one would be best used in the sentence, be or become? Thanks for helping! ^o^
    In the first example, "I might be an astronaut by then" would be a good fit. In the second example, I would use be. Also, you could say, "I will have become a doctor by then."

    :)

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    Thanks for your advice too, Ronbee! ^o^

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    You're always welcome.

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