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"When I graduate from University, I'll cruise for a while." to move through life at a comfortable pace?
"I've been studying hard. I think I'm going to cruise this exam."
***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***
Not sure about the 1st sentence, but I think you should write the 2nd one like this:
I've been studying hard. I think I will cruise this exam.
You think you will cruise this exam.
If you want to stick to the going to, you had better remove the I think.
You're right, ostap77. In your examples, cruise means, "to get through [something] without difficulty or hard work."
In American English, the usage of, "I think I'm going to..." is perfectly acceptable. I believe that native speakers of other English dialects will agree with me.
Originally Posted by ostap77
********** NOT A TEACHER **********
(1) I cannot tell you whether you have used "cruise" correctly.
(My brother says that maybe some native speakers might think you
mean: After I graduate, I am going to take a cruise ship somewhere.)
IF you mean that you want to relax for a while after working so hard
at the university, then
I can tell you what some Americans might say:
After I graduate, I am just going to coast/unwind/kick back/hang out/loaf
for a while. (That is, I am going to relax for a period of time and
not do anything in particular. Then I shall start my career.)
I have been studying hard. I am going to ace this test. (This
test will be a piece of cake for me. The professor will think that
I am a genius!!!)
(2) Since we are all adults, I think that I am allowed to tell
you something very delicate. If I use discreet language, maybe
it will be OK:
(a) I most respectfully suggest that you not use the verb
"cruise" until you really understand English. Sometimes that
verb in the United States means:
a man walks on the street at night or goes to a park because
he wishes to meet another man ....
I owe you a bunch of thanks.!
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