'have always wanted' or 'always wanted'

subhajit123

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'have always wanted' or 'always wanted': Which one should I use in the following context?

"I am very happy after getting admission in the medical college. I have always wanted/always wanted to be a doctor. My dream has come true."
 

Tarheel

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I am very happy about being admitted to medical school. I have always wanted to be a doctor. My dream has come true.
 

Barb_D

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Being admitted to medical school does not make you a doctor.
Your dream is on the way to becoming true. It's not true yet.
 
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