You've been complaining to a friend about your neighbors' children, who play outside loudly in the afternoon while you're trying to relax. Now you feel guilty for complaining about that. You say:
Gosh, I feel like I'm turning into a grumpy old man.
People say "Gosh" when they feel a strong emotion that they don't know how to express. For example, you can say "Gosh" in situations like these:
- Your boss just offered you a promotion.
- Your friend just told you that she's moving to another country.
- You just realized that it's been over 15 years since you graduated from high school.
The phrase "turn into ___" means "become" but is more casual:
I'm becoming a grumpy old man.
There's another difference between "turn into" and "become". You can follow "become" with a noun phrase or an adjective phrase:
It's becoming a huge project.
They're becoming smaller and smaller.
But "turn into" can't be followed by an adjective phrase. It has to be followed by a noun phrase:
It's turning into a huge project.
"Grumpy" people complain a lot, and get annoyed or angry easily. They're hard to please.
People especially imagine old men as being "grumpy".
Being "grumpy" can be a permanent personality trait, or a temporary mood.
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