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    Question Nuance

    Is there a nuance between them?

    1. My birthday is on 30/11/2010.

    2. My birthday will be on 30/11/2010

    Are they really the same in meaning?
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    Re: Nuance

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    Is there a nuance between them?

    1. My birthday is on 30/11/2010. This makes a point about a recurring fact of the calendar.

    2. My next birthday will be on 30/11/2010 This form often uses some kind of adjective or adj. phrase.

    Are they really the same in meaning?
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    To refer to a forthcoming event, 2 is often rewritten slightly: 'Next Tuesday will be my birthday.' (But there the present tense can be used too: 'It's my birthday next Tuesday' or even 'My birthday's next Tuesday'.)

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    Re: Nuance

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    To refer to a forthcoming event, 2 is often rewritten slightly: 'Next Tuesday will be my birthday.' (But there the present tense can be used too: 'It's my birthday next Tuesday' or even 'My birthday's next Tuesday'.)

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    Do you also accept this one?

    Next Tuesday is my birthday. (it is also a fact.)

    Thank you.

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    Re: Nuance

    You'd use this typically in a context where you wanted to pick out one Tuesday:

    'We meet on Tuesday evenings. Will you be joining us?'
    'Well next Tuesday is my birthday, so not that week, but I'll be coming after that.'

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