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Is this sentence meaningful and grammatical? Hello dear natives Is this sentence grammatical? By the time any of my students are my age, they will probably have had a child. If it is wrong, how do you convey the same idea?
Oct 11, 2019 9:01 AM
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You worded it fine. You could also have said this: "By the time any of my students are my age, they will have probably had a child." Both sound correct. Edit: Although there is a mild difference in meaning. Yours is that the students had the action of having a child (birth). Mine is that the students have children (are parents). Regardless, there's a lightly unnatural tone to the sentence. It has to do with the word "any." I would say "...any one of my students..." sounds much more natural.
October 11, 2019
I think it´s ok
October 11, 2019
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