The task is:

Read these two sentences. Chose the one where Mike has already planned to invite Daisy to St.-Petersburg.

  1. I'm going to invite Daisy to St.-Petersburg.
  2. I'll invite Daisy to St.-Petersburg.

I think the second one is correct as we are talking about immediate decision. "To be going to" is used for intention whereas he's just made up his mind. The key says about the first variant.


Actually there is not really enough context to say whether Mike has already decided to invite Daisy in one or the other of your sentences.

He might be saying to his friend

I've bought the ticket already, and I'm going to invite Daisy to St. Petersburg.

To choose the second over the first, you may be making some cultural assumptions, or assumptions about Mike. The only unambiguous phrasing might be

I'm inviting Daisy to St. Petersburg (to see the bridges).

The only thing certain in all three scenarios is that Daisy may not know yet.

  • +1 I agree. With both answers Daisy may not yet know and the speaker may not have made a final decision yet. However, out of the two the second is closer to reality since Going to refers to the intentions. – SovereignSun Jun 26 '17 at 17:47
  • if I say I am inviting Daisy that means that Mike as you say has already bought the ticket , it is something that is sure now – user5577 Jun 26 '17 at 20:13

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