Questions tagged [will-vs-going-to]

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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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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 vs going to

I am never going to lie to my parents again. Vs I will never lie to my parents again. Which one is correct? ‘Will’ or ‘is going to’? Because as far as I know, going to is used to talk about ...
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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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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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'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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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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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 ...