Please, I would really appreciate if you can help me with these sentences using WILL or BE GOING TO....I do not know if they are correct. My try:

1-Mr Sinclair won´t be very happy with me. It is the third time I forgot my homework.

2-Do not worry. I moved the glass away from the edge of the table. It is not going to fall off.

3-Sorry. James and Tom are not going to play football today because they are both ill.

Thank you in advance!

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  • Welcome to ELU. One feature of this sight is that you can search for previous related questions. If you search on ‘continuous future’ or ‘going to’ you will find quite a few. In your examples, either ‘will’ or ‘..be going to’ will do. There is a very slight difference of nuance, perhaps. 2. is saying something about the condition the glass is now in, compared with before I moved it. It is more than a prediction. The speaker is saying the glass is not in danger of falling. – Tuffy Jan 24 '18 at 23:47

You have them largely correct.

  1. Mr. Sinclair won't be very happy with me. This is the third time I have forgotten my homework.

  2. Don't worry, I moved the glass away from the edge of the table, It's not going to fall off.

  3. Sorry. James and Tom can not play football today, as they are ill.

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