[Grammar] 'will' or 'going to' a tricky question

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heyt

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hi,

Can I say 'I will be 30 in July' or I should say 'I'm going to be 30 in July'.

I think know the rules for future forms, but I can't decide which is the best here.Maybe both are good depending on the context?

tahnks a lot,
heyt :shock:
 

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hi,

Can I say 'I will be 30 in July.', or I should say 'I'm going to be 30 in July.'?

I think know the rules for future forms, but I can't decide which is the best here.Maybe both are good depending on the context?

tahnks a lot,
heyt :shock:

Both are correct, but the first one sounds better to me.
 

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Maybe both are good depending on the context?

I think this is true - but the context is tricky, as you said! :roll:

Personally, I would use "I'm going to be 30 in July" if it's the first mention of the topic.

However, I would use "I'll be 30 in July" in the middle of a conversation about birthdays, or turning 30, or July...

Examples:
A. "I'm going to be 30 in July. When's your birthday?"
B. "I'll be 27 in April."

A. "July is such a boring month. Nothing exciting happens."
B. "I'll be 30 in July - that's exciting!"

Does that make sense?
 

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thank you very much, I think I see the point :)
 
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