I am interested in distinguishing the difference between two patterns (to speak about a future plans, intentions, predictions, or intent to do something):
- Going to + Present Simple
- Going to + Present Continuous
I know both patterns and use them, however, I am not anymore sure what the exact distinction is between them. However, I am aware that Going to + Present Continuous cannot be used to Issue Commands unlike Going to + Present Simple:
- You are going to collect your right now! (Correct)
- You are going to be collecting your toys right now! (Incorrect)
Other examples where I cannot distinguish the difference:
- I am going to have a party next week.
- I am going to be having a party next week.
- We are going to carry out an experiment today.
- We are going to be carrying out an experiment today.