So, the situation is following: I am watching a TV show that my friend has already watched prior to me. I want to know something about the plot. How should I ask her?
- "Are they going to find her in that room?"
- "Will they find her in that room?"
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Both work correctly in this scenario; it sounds better to say "are they going to" as it implies that the person being adressed likely knows the answer. This is based on no rule but simply a stylistic choice in my case
They both work, however, there is a slight difference in the interrogative sentences:
I'd say "will" implies that present evidence doesn't exactly point to any likelihood of them finding her whereas "going to" does.