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Can I use ''sein'' instead of ''werden'' in this sentence?

Das wäre wirklich schade gewesen, die kann nämlich bis zu Fünfunddreißig Jahre alt werden.

I don´t understand why it´s used werden instead of sein.

For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    Werden means here "to become". If you want to say, "can be" then you can use "kann sein"
    X kann bis zu 35 Jahre alt sein = statement about the actual state. X might be up to 35 years old.

    X kann bis zu 35 Jahre alt werden = statement about the possible future. X might last/be alive for a total of 35 years.

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