I read in one grammar book that will and be going to can be used for something planed in the future. But if it is the very near future. For example:

I will go to work tomorrow.

I am going to go to work tomorrow.

If someone would say the first sentence what would you think? Does that sound natural? Do the two sentences have the same meaning?

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    Both sound natural to me, and in this particular case I don't perceive any difference in meaning at all (not even a subtle difference).
    – TypeIA
    Feb 28, 2020 at 20:06

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"I will go to work tomorrow."

You just state that because you believe it will happen tomorrow.

"I am going to work tomorrow."

You have decided that before talking about it and now just express your intention.

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