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    #1

    I'm about or going to

    Hello, is there any differences between "going to" and "about" below is some examples.
    I'm about to kick your ass. I'm going to kick your ass.

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    #2

    Re: I'm about or going to

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    The first one is a threat. The second is a statement of intent.

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    Re: I'm about or going to

    They're sometimes fairly interchangeable, and often not at all. A child who says 'I'm going to be an engine-driver when I grow up' isn't 'about to be an engine-driver'.

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