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    Default May I trouble you to solve the following questions

    Hi Everyone,
    1.Of the following two questions,which one is correct?
    a.What is the weather going to be like tomorrow?
    b.What will the weather be like tomorrow?
    2.--Look at the dress there on the shelf.Is that what you want?
    --No,_____ .
    A.I don't think I will take it. B.thank you for your help
    B.it is very kind of you to say so C.it is too high.
    Thank you all

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    Default Re: May I trouble you to solve the following questions

    1- a is more correct.
    2- No, but thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: May I trouble you to solve the following questions

    Quote Originally Posted by weiqun ding
    Hi Everyone,
    1.Of the following two questions,which one is correct?
    a.What is the weather going to be like tomorrow?
    b.What will the weather be like tomorrow?
    2.--Look at the dress there on the shelf.Is that what you want?
    --No,_____ .
    A.I don't think I will take it. B.thank you for your help
    B.it is very kind of you to say so C.it is too high.
    Thank you all
    Actually, (b) is the more common and, if one can apply it here, correct.

    Talking about the weather we use "will" to make a simple prediction:

    "There will be snow in many areas tomorrow."

    We use "going to" to make a prediction based on present evidence:

    "Look at those clouds. I think its going to rain."

    "Going to", here, involves external evidence (clouds, change in light, smell) and/or internal evidence in the case of "I'm going to sneeze." (itching nose, etc.)
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    Default Re: May I trouble you to solve the following questions

    Quote Originally Posted by M56
    Actually, (b) is the more common and, if one can apply it here, correct.
    Agreed. In other words, "going to" relates to what our senses perceive, not what our mind perceives ("will").

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    Default Re: May I trouble you to solve the following questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Agreed. In other words, "going to" relates to what our senses perceive, not what our mind perceives ("will").

    Maybe. With "going to happen" there is normally an accumulation of events preceding the time of speaking.

    I'm going to sneeze.
    I'm going to vomit.
    He going to kill himself if he continues drinking so much.

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    Default Re: May I trouble you to solve the following questions

    Thanks I see. I come across some sentences on my textbook.

    1- How's the weather tomorow?
    2- What's the weather like tomorrow?
    3- How's the weather in winter in New York?
    4- What's the weather like in winter in New York?

    I've once heard they are ugly. How could one ask weather how it is. It's not asking a condition here and weather is more of like a prediction. Hence, using "what" makes more sense. Then, here's the tense problem.

    5- What's the weather like tomorrow?
    6- What's the weather going to be (like) tomorrow?
    7- What will the weather be (like) tomorrow?


    I think numbeer six makes sense too if more context is given. As you said, number seven is a pure question---making a simple prediction, while personal perception is involved. For example, I'm writing a book at the moment. I fall in love with a nicest gentleman on the planet. We hang out every day and I keep a jouranl of the weather as well as our each romance. So every night while I'm keeping my diary, I'm thinking about what the weather is going to be like tomorrow. If I am sad today, I hope tomorrow is sunny and I will break a york and make a smiley face. If I am happy today, I hope sky is even clearer tomorrow.

    So what is the weather going to be like tomorrow? It's more like certain personal emotion is involved.


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