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What's the difference between "We will soon arrive..." and "We will soon be arriving..."

On Japanese Shinkansen bullet trains, you hear the announcement say "We will soon be arriving at [the name of a station]." Is there any difference between "We will soon arrive at Tokyo ...
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I don't agree with the keys on the "going to" vs "will" topic

So I have this task I'm planning to give to my students. It reads "What do you say to your friend in these situations? Use the words given in brackets. Use present continuous (I am doing), going ...
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I'm never going to guess the answer if you don't give me a clue. / I will never guess the answer if you don't give me a clue

From Oxford dictionary I have the first sentence. But from my grammar book is the following quote: "When the future event doesn't depend on the action described in the if-clause, we use be going ...
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When will you or when will you going [duplicate]

When will you compete? Or When will you going to compete? Which one is correct, and more appropriate to use?
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Will vs Be going to [duplicate]

You don’t study hard for the exam. You‘re going to be failed tomorrow. What would it mean with "WILL" rather than "ARE GOING TO"? Because WILL can also be used for prediction, ...
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Is "going to" justified in this case?

That mailing list is the first place you're going to hear about limited versions, new records on the label and more. Why" going to "here not will: can we consider that the mailing list is a ...
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another question of going to or will

I am not going to tell you how much I spent on this ring I won't tell you how much I spent on this ring Which is the best sentence ? I think in the first case the decision has made before speaking (...
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What's correct here, "will" or "am going to"?

As an English learner, I've got a question regarding the following sentence. "I've got a 10% pay raise. Next month, I ... have 2750 pounds." Should I use "will" or "am going to" here? And why? ...
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Going to vs will

What is the difference between I’m going to be late and I will be late? I didn’t really understand the difference Thank you
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"Next week she will be" vs. "Next week she is going to be"

Please read 2 examples and my description of meaning. Am I right? If you could add something, please do it. Next week she will be in London. At now she decides that she will be in London next week,...
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can "will" be used instead of "be going to" in these sentences?

I know the basic concept. we use "Be going to" when we have already decided about something. I wonder if it is possible to use "Will" in those cases as well? Will Tim play basketball on Sunday? -> ...
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difference between WILL, BE GOING TO and the present continuous [closed]

when we can use WILL, BE GOING TO or the present continuous. and what is the difference between situations we use each of them?
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In the next chapter we are going to learn or in the next chapter we will learn?

In texts (books, tutorials, etc) when we want to express an action that will happen in the text itself, such as giving instructions or explaining a subject, should we use will or going to? In this ...
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will vs going to in the if-sentence

According to Cambridge's Advanced Grammar in Use, (Unit 11D) only will is correct in the following sentences, but not going to, If you look carefully, you'll (not are going to) find writing ...
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Present Perfect Continuous and Future Simple - quiz contemplation

I bumped into that quiz, and I'm quite confused by these two questions' answers. I would appreciate any clarifications. A) Jane talks on the phone. Bob has been talking on the phone for an hour. ...
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Going to plus if

is it correct to ask What are you going to do if you lose your pants on the train? Or maybe better to ask What are you going to do when you lose your pants on the train? Thanks.
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''will'' or ''going to''

My name is Tom and my friend's name is Anna. Anna has a plan to go to Croatia in summer(she bought her flight tickets) if I talk about her plans , is ''will'' or ''going to '' correct to use in the ...
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going to for a non planned decision

After Harry had given the lecture, while he was descending from the podium, however, one of the research assistants intercepted him, and began to ask him a question on the theory of relativity.......
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Are "will" and "going to" synonymous?

I will be watching TV. I am going to watch TV. To me, they mean the same thing? Do they in informal speech? What about formal speech?
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Why the use of "going to" in that case

John wanted to have his wife murdered. He looked for someone and found a person who could do it, his name was Paul. John explained how Paul would have to do it, and then answered a question asked by ...
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'will' and 'be going to' which is correct?

I'm not a native-speaker, so sometimes future tense (be going to, will) is tricky to me. a. If it rains this weekend, I'm gonna stay home. b. If it rains this weekend, I will stay home. c. If this ...
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Will wear / is going to wear / is wearing?

I got this question on the exam and I don't know what the answer would be? A: I don't feel well enough to go to the station to meet him. B: I (meet) him for you. Tell me how I can recognize ...
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Not coming to your show / Not going to come to your show/ will not come to your show

"I am not coming to your show ever again," said the actor after the interviewer asked him personal questions. vs "I am not going to come to your show ever again," said the actor after the ...
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I am never going to talk to you ever again vs will never talk to you

What is the difference between "I am never going to talk to you ever again and "I will never talk to you ever again" As far as I know, Present Continuous is used to talk about planned or scheduled ...
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I am going to/will be 30 tomorrow

According to Cambridge, going to is used for predictions, intentions and commands. However, in my coursebook Interchange, which is also published by Cambridge, there is this example: I'm going to ...
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I am going to my parents or I will go to tomorrow [closed]

I am going to my parents or I will go to tomorrow What is the right one? Why?
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Will vs. Would vs. Be going to

I made a conversation based on my understanding of a grammar practice for future tenses. See and correct it please, if I was wrong. Togo people A : Hey, wanna see the next match? The one for us ...
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what is the best will or going to

Are you going to be sick if you eat that? This clause "are you going to" is a future prediction so shouldn't it be better to use will Is going to used as the event "being sick" is about to happen ...
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going to or will if there are evidences that something is going to be done [duplicate]

Florence: Oh, look at that mountain of dirty dishes! Who is going to wash all of those? Jack: I promise I will do them when I get home from work. Why "going to" and not "will "is it because ...
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Using the present continuous or "going to" in "He is sure that he will be working for them next year"

This year he has flown over 60,000 miles for his job. He has been working for Crossinglives & Co. for almost two years now. He is sure that he (work) will be working for them next year as well. ...
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what is the difference between "going to" and "will"? [duplicate]

what is the main difference between going to and will. Why we use going to when will is of the same meaning?
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Will and going to

I want to ask shall I use "will" or " be going to " when the sentence appears the word "if"? I tried " will" in the sentence: She...(fail) her test if she still does not study.
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Will or Be going to? I am in doubt in these sentences. Help!

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 ...
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“It is going to be Children’s Day next Tuesday. ” or “It will be Children’s Day next Tuesday.”?

It is going to be Children’s Day next Tuesday. It will be Children’s Day next Tuesday. It is Children’s Day next Tuesday. The third one is ungrammatical. The time is in the future, so I ...
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'Will be' vs 'going to be' with future facts

I know we can use 'will be' to talk about future facts, eg. l will be 34 tomorrow. But, can we use 'going to be' instead of 'will be', at least in informal situations? l'm going to be 34 ...
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A question regarding will/be going to Advanced Grammar in Use

I've been going over Advanced Grammar in Use and came across Unit 9 Rule E I'll cite a part of it: However, we use "will", not "be going to", when the main clause refers to offers, requests, ...
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Why not present continuous or "going to" for these events?

This week, we are going on a trip to Europe. First, we will stop in London for five days. Then we fly to Rome for two days. After that, we go to Vienna. Why not present continuous if all has ...
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The sun <is setting/is going to set/will set/will be setting> at five tomorrow

CGEL by Huddleston and Pullum says on page 171: 8.3 Non-aspectual uses of the progressive ... (a) The progressive futurate [21] i a. The sun sets at five tomorrow. b. #The sun is ...
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Can I use "be going to" in this sentence?

A: I'd love to watch the final, but I haven't got a ticket. B: Well, I've got two free tickets to the match. I ____ give you one. Should I use "will give" or "am going to give"?
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Going to have a chance?

For the sentences below, (it's part of a dialogue) "I'm learning Swedish. And next week I am going to have a chance to speak it for real. I am going to go to Sweden for 3 weeks" I feel that it's ...
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Will or be going to? [closed]

For the blanks in the following sentences, which tense is correct, will or be going to? "Closed over the New Year period. This office _____ reopen on 2nd January." (A sign on an office window) "The ...
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When to use "will" and when to use "is going to"? [closed]

Sometimes I will see my writing edited by someone, from "will" to "is going to", or vice versa. Example: Our sheep will give a baby this summer. Our sheep is going to give a baby this summer. What ...
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Present Simple vs Future Simple vs Present Continuous vs "Going to" vs Future Obligation for events in near future

Grammar tells us that Present Simple, Future Simple, Present Continuous, Future obligation, and "Going to" can all speak about the events that take place in the future. But for near future events what ...
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will appear/appears/ is going to appear

Could anyone tell me the correct way of sneaking in a verb ''appear'' in the following sentence? The book is likely to be published and (will appear/appears/ is going to appear) on sale pretty soon.
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What's the difference between ''be going to'' and ''will'' in conditional sentences?

Please tell me the differences. Do they connote different points? You will get into trouble if you don't wear your uniform You are going to get into trouble if you don't wear your uniform ...
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Is it common to describe "Be going to" form as Simple Future?

"Be going to" form is called Simple Future in some English Grammar websites and books. Simple Future has two different forms in English: "will" and "be going to" English Page The Simple Future ...
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will or be going to in this situation

Let's assume, before the january 20, votes are announced. Donald Trump is not the president yet. But it's certain that he will/is going to be(I don't know which one to use). We use "be going to" for ...
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"Will" and "Going to", in negative sentences. Interpretation of future plans

I hope you can help me clarifying. I've watched this video that explains the difference between "Will" and "Going to" (with referring to future plans specifically). With reference to such video the ...
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Using "going to" with come

I know how going to is used in a sentence. However, whenever it's mixed with come, I get confused. The answer here has some clarifications. However, my specific question is, do the following two ...
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I will turn the AC on vs i am going to turn the AC on [duplicate]

I am reviewing tenses right now: there are some really good worksheets online. It is often confusing to know what tense you have to apply, especially while talking. Anyhow, what's confusing me now is ...