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Is it correct to use simple present in this sentence?

I 'm eighteen soon.

Or is only simple future tense possible?

I 'll be eighteen soon.

Or maybe either? Is there any difference?

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As Jay said, you can use the simple future:

I will be eighteen soon.

If you want to use I am you can use near future:

I am going to be eighteen soon.

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You are talking about something that will happen in the future. Therefore, you should use the future tense: "I will be eighteen soon." If you are eighteen now, than you can use the present: "I am eighteen now."

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  • Thanks! I just wanted to make sure that the present tense is incorrect here because you can actually use the present in other languages: "J'ai bientôt 18 ans", "Ich bin bald 18" etc. – stillenat May 25 '15 at 18:47

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