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    not going or unable to ?

    I will not be able to join you all in the trip to San Francisco

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    I am not going to join you all in the trip to San Francisco


    Are there any grammar errors in the two sentences? thank you

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    Re: not going or unable to ?

    I would say ON the trip to San Francisco, and the word "all" is optional.

    Do you understand the difference between the two sentences?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: not going or unable to ?

    No. Could you please explain the difference between the two sentences. Thank you

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    Re: not going or unable to ?

    I will not be able to = something is preventing me.
    I am not going to = I simply am not, without giving a reason.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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