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Grammar detail: ことになる

ことになる  be decided or arranged
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ことになる
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it has been decided that ~
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~ has been arranged
ゆうじん
友人
けっこんしき
結婚式
アカペラ
うた
ことなりました
I'm going to be singing a cappella at a friend's wedding ceremony.
This construction is usually encountered in the past tense as ことになりました. It may also be encountered using the progressive, ことになっている. The meaning is essentially the same, but where ことになりました means that the decision has just been made, the progressive implies that the decision was made some time ago.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ユウ   とも friend   
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ジン   ニン   ひと person   
ケツ   むす    ゆわえる to bind   ゆ to braid   
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コン    marriage   
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シキ    ceremony, method, style   
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カ   うた to sing   うた song   
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