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    Default Model verb and future tense

    Hi,

    I'm very confuse "I'm going to" which is a modal or a future tense?

    How can I clarify between them?


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    Tigerboy

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    Default Re: Model verb and future tense

    It's neither. It's really a present progressive which is being used to talk about future time.

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/modal.html
    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/tense.html

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    Default Re: Model verb and future tense

    and you could say i'm going to for things that you had planned lately..

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    Or simply intend or want to do.

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