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    'will' or 'going to' a tricky question

    hi,

    Can I say 'I will be 30 in July' or I should say 'I'm going to be 30 in July'.

    I think know the rules for future forms, but I can't decide which is the best here.Maybe both are good depending on the context?

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    Re: 'will' or 'going to' a tricky question

    Quote Originally Posted by heyt View Post
    hi,

    Can I say 'I will be 30 in July.', or I should say 'I'm going to be 30 in July.'?

    I think know the rules for future forms, but I can't decide which is the best here.Maybe both are good depending on the context?

    tahnks a lot,
    heyt
    Both are correct, but the first one sounds better to me.

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    Re: 'will' or 'going to' a tricky question

    Quote Originally Posted by heyt View Post
    Maybe both are good depending on the context?
    I think this is true - but the context is tricky, as you said!

    Personally, I would use "I'm going to be 30 in July" if it's the first mention of the topic.

    However, I would use "I'll be 30 in July" in the middle of a conversation about birthdays, or turning 30, or July...

    Examples:
    A. "I'm going to be 30 in July. When's your birthday?"
    B. "I'll be 27 in April."

    A. "July is such a boring month. Nothing exciting happens."
    B. "I'll be 30 in July - that's exciting!"

    Does that make sense?

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    Re: 'will' or 'going to' a tricky question

    thank you very much, I think I see the point

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