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My parents were really joyful about the news of our approaching/nearing/coming/upcoming wedding.

Do all of the underlined words fit in the above context and mean about the same? Thanks.
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AngliholicMy parents were really joyful about the news of our approaching/nearing/coming/upcoming wedding.

Do all of the underlined words fit in the above context and mean about the same? Thanks.
Hi,

I certainly have seen upcoming used frequently. I haven't heard nearing wedding. To check my knowledge, I googled and got the following hit-count results:

- nearing wedding - 57 (I don't trust this usage)
- approaching wedding - 13,700
- coming wedding - 37,600
- upcoming wedding - 373,000

My guess is that the bottom three are similar in meaning. Let's wait for someone to share with us their insight.

Best,
Hoa Thai
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Thanks, Hoa.

Got it.