"will become accustomed to" or "will be accustomed to"?

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Which of the following sentences is correct:

  • You might find it strange at first, but you will be accustomed to it soon.
  • You might find it strange at first, but you will become accustomed to it soon.

The second one seems to be correct! if I am right why is that?

Also, I am interested to know where we use be and where we use become in general?

Thanks

qartal

Posted 2014-12-24T18:08:20.643

Reputation: 899

Answers

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They are both correct but emphasize different aspects of the accustomization.

The first emphasizes the final state: you will be accustomed to it soon. I.e. at some point in the future (soon), you will find that you are used to it.

The second emphasizes the transition: you will become accustomed to it soon. I.e., you will soon undergo the transformation from "not being used to it", to "being used to it."

Jim

Posted 2014-12-24T18:08:20.643

Reputation: 8 476