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    Default cruise???

    "When I graduate from University, I'll cruise for a while." to move through life at a comfortable pace?

    OR

    "I've been studying hard. I think I'm going to cruise this exam."

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    Default Re: cruise???

    ***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.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: cruise???

    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.

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    Default Re: cruise???

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "When I graduate from University, I'll cruise for a while." to move through life at a comfortable pace?

    OR

    "I've been studying hard. I think I'm going to cruise this exam."

    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********


    Ostap,

    (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 ....

    THANK YOU

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    Default Re: cruise???

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********


    Ostap,

    (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 ....

    THANK YOU
    I owe you a bunch of thanks.!

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