# Thread: It is/will Ben's birthday

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## It is/will Ben's birthday

Can we use will be (the future tense) in the sentence below instead of the present simple, please?

It is Ben's birthday next Monday. He will be 25.
Can we write as below?
It will be Ben's birthday next Monday. He will be 25.
Last edited by moseen; 31-Oct-2017 at 12:58.

2. ## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

In fact, there isn't another tense we could use there.

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## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
In fact, there isn't another tense we could use there.
Did you mean we can't use the present simple?

4. ## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Originally Posted by moseen
Did you mean we can't use the present simple?
No, Em means there's a third choice.

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## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Can we write as below?
It will be Ben's birthday next Monday. He will be 25.

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## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Originally Posted by moseen
Can we write as below?
It will be Ben's birthday next Monday. He will be 25.
Yes.

7. ## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein
No, Em means there's a third choice.
No, I didn't mean that. I thought the OP's question was whether it was OK to use the future tense in "He will be 25". My point was that there is no other tense that works there if his birthday hasn't arrived yet.
Had I realised that the question was whether it was OK to the future tense in the first sentence, my answer would have been different.

Apologies to the OP for not understanding the original question. I note that post #1 has now been edited so the question is clear. (Moseen, in future, please don't edit a post after it has received responses. Some of our responses now appear nonsensical.)

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## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
No, I didn't mean that. I thought the OP's question was whether it was OK to use the future tense in "He will be 25". My point was that there is no other tense that works there if his birthday hasn't arrived yet.
Had I realised that the question was whether it was OK to the future tense in the first sentence, my answer would have been different.

Apologies to the OP for not understanding the original question. I note that post #1 has now been edited so the question is clear. (Moseen, in future, please don't edit a post after it has received responses. Some of our responses now appear nonsensical.)
I am sorry you are right. Because I understood that I asked the question not good I edited it.

9. ## Re: It is/will Ben's birthday

Originally Posted by moseen
I am sorry; you are right. Because I understood realised that I had not asked worded the question well, not good I edited it.
See above. That's OK, I understand why you did it. Jut remember that you should really only edit a question while it has no responses.

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