1. What do you want to be in the future?
- I want to be a certified real estate agent.
2. What do you want to become in the future?
-I want to become a certified real estate agent.
3. What do your parents want you to become?
- They want me to become a public prosecutor.
4. What do your parents want you to be?
- They want me to be a public prosecutor.
(Are the questions and answers all grammatical? Can we use both 'be' and 'become'? Which one is commonly used, 'be' or 'become'?)
English - PsyDAG, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4:19am
Both are equivalent. Like the examples, which you use in the answer would probably depend on how the question is phrased.