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    #1

    to be or to become?

    please help!

    which is correct, to be a teacher is his greatest dream or to become a teacher is his greatest dream?

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    #2

    Re: to be or to become?

    To become a teacher would be the better choice.


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    #3

    Re: to be or to become?

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    To become a teacher would be the better choice.

    but is to become still an infinitive?

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    Smile Re: to be or to become?

    Quote Originally Posted by jhonerliz View Post
    but is to become still an infinitive?
    Yes, it still is. There's no doubt about it.


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    #5

    Re: to be or to become?

    "become" is better because "become" also means "undergo a change or development" but "to be" doesn't have that meaning.


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    #6

    Re: to be or to become?

    thanks a lot :)

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