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    Be or become

    Hi

    English is my second language and sometimes I'm a bit confused with some words because they almost have the same meaning.

    so my question is when do you use be or become. I know you can say " I want to be a (noun) " but can you say I want to become a (noun)?

    thank you

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    Re: Be or become

    Quote Originally Posted by Didit13 View Post
    Hi

    English is my second language and sometimes I'm a bit confused with some words because they almost have almost the same meaning.

    so My question is when do you use "be" or and when do you use "become"? I know you can say "I want to be a (noun)" but can you say "I want to become a (noun)"?

    Thank you.
    Yes, you can. "I want to become a doctor", for example.

    Note my corrections above. Always use a single, appropriate punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. Don't put a space after opening quotation marks. Don't put a space before closing quotation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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