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    Bublik Guest

    Default Help me to find out the truth :)

    Our teacher of english told us that in juridical texts the use of future tenses is the following:
    For example the sentence: "We will do our best to investigate this accident and punish guilty people.
    will/shall means that we'll do our best if there are no results then it'll be our fault
    if to be going to is used then it means: we'll do our best if there are no results then it wouldn't be our fault.
    Is this correct?

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    Default Re: Help me to find out the truth :)

    To me 'will' expresses more of a promise than going to, but the promise is to try, not to succeed. It does carry extra seriousness, but I don't think it's directly the case that they can be blamed for any failure.

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