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When I want to describe my future goals such as short-term and long-term goals, which verb would be the most appropriate verb? TO BE or WOULD?

1- My short-term goal after graduation would be to relaunch my current business.

2- My short-term goal after graduation is to relaunch my current business.

3- My short-term goal after graduation will be to relaunch my current business.

  • Is it your goal now (for after graduation), or will it become your goal at a later time? – Davo Jan 7 at 15:12
  • @Davo It is my goal right now that I will intend to achieve after graduation. – sasan taghadosi Jan 7 at 17:39
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Relaunching your current business is something that will be happening in the future, but your goal (the goal itself) is something that currently exists, in the present. My goal is.

So although all 3 of your expressions sound natural, and you might hear a native speaker of English saying any of them,

My short-term goal after graduation is to relaunch my current business.

sounds the most decisive and positive. The other two sound a little "wishy-washy" or weak, like: "my goal would be" (if I had a goal...?) or "my goal will be" (in the future - but who cares about that now...?).

Go with sentence #2.

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