Sometimes I will see my writing edited by someone, from "will" to "is going to", or vice versa.


  1. Our sheep will give a baby this summer.
  2. Our sheep is going to give a baby this summer.

What is the appropriate situation to use "will" versus "is going to"?

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    Can you please provide an example sentence or multiple example sentences to help people understand the context in which you're trying to distinguish between the two? – RaceYouAnytime Apr 21 '17 at 3:36
  • Both express a future prediction. But BE+Going to is normally used when there is a present sign. "It's going to rain( because I can see the dark cloud and lightning)." – user178049 Apr 21 '17 at 3:55
  • added... maybe I can add more examples if there are different situations – nonopolarity Apr 21 '17 at 4:49
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    Possible duplicate of In depth explanation of the difference between "will" and "going to"? – None Apr 21 '17 at 7:58