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    Smile I'll be ten years old on May sixteenth.

    I'll be ten years old on May sixteenth.
    I'm going to be ten years old on May sixteenth.
    I'm going on to be ten years old on May sixteenth.


    Do all of the above sound right and mean pretty much the same? Thanks.

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    Default Re: I'll be ten years old on May sixteenth.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    I'll be ten years old on May sixteenth.
    I'm going to be ten years old on May sixteenth.
    I'm going on to be ten years old on May sixteenth. , if not


    Do all of the above sound right and mean pretty much the same? Thanks.
    'going on to' usually applies to a process; 'I've read P&P and Emma, and I'm going on to read all JA's novels.'
    or
    'He has spent 45 years in the transport business, and we all hope he'll go on to have a long and happy retirement.'


    I suppose a proud and self-important 9-yr-old might say the last one, but it would sound very odd.

    b
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    I suppose that should be "transportation", as you say "May sixteenth". In England we'd be more likely to say 'the sixteenth of May'.

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    Default Re: I'll be ten years old on May sixteenth.

    Thanks, Bob.

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