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    simple, continuous, be going to

    Hi,
    I found an exercise which required to choose the right tense between present simple, present continuous, be going to;
    Which tense would you use in these cases?

    1) It.....(rain) tomorrow. We can't go to the beach

    2) Diana did no work this year. She.....(pass) her exams in June.


    In both cases I would use WILL Future, but the exercise doesn't mention it.....

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    Re: simple, continuous, be going to

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    I'm not a teacher
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    If it doesn't mention 'will', just pick from the remaining ones. My choices would be:

    It's going to rain tomorrow. We can't go to the beach (e.g. I watched the forecast).
    It's raining tomorrow. It sounds as if you arranged it.
    I rains tomorrow. It's not something you can put on the schedule.


    Diana didn't work this year. She's not going to pass her exams in June. (I have some evidence {she didn't work} on the basis of which I can predict she's going to fail.)

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    Re: simple, continuous, be going to

    Sorry to intrude, but shouldn't we say in this example "she hasn't worked this year" instead of "she didn't work this year" ?

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    Re: simple, continuous, be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Sorry to intrude, but shouldn't we say in this example "she hasn't worked this year" instead of "she didn't work this year" ?
    If the speaker regards the (academic) year as over, the past simple is acceptable.

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