Hi, teachers: I wonder what are the exact meaning of and the differences betweeen the following compound nouns?
What are the differences?? Thanks:)He is a presindent-to-be
He is a president-wanna-be
He is a president-would-be
President to be = president-elect, he will be the next president.
President wannabe = acts like he wishes he could be president, but couldn't possibly be.
Presidential would-be = wishes to be, could be.