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    Hii all...
    I have a problem with "will", "be going to", and "present continuous as a future", can anyone help me??

    which one is correct:

    1. I have taken 3 test before, and i will take another 3 test next week.

    2. I have taken 3 test before, and i am going to take another 3 test next week.

    3. I have taken 3 test before, and i am taking another 3 test next week.

    Please help me guys....

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    Quote Originally Posted by M@SDON View Post
    Hii all...
    I have a problem with "will", "be going to", and "present continuous as a future", can anyone help me??

    which one is correct:

    1. I have taken 3 test before, and i will take another 3 test next week.

    2. I have taken 3 test before, and i am going to take another 3 test next week. (Fixed future plan)

    3. I have taken 3 test before, and i am taking another 3 test next week.(Fixed future plan)

    Please help me guys....
    skp

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    Post Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    I am not teacher.

    I think first sentence is more relevent than other two sentence

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    Quote Originally Posted by rmp1947 View Post
    I am not teacher.

    I think first sentence is more relevent than other two sentence
    Not at all. sarat_106 is correct.

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    1. I have taken 3 test before, and I will be taking another 3 test next week.
    Future Continuous is preferable.
    (Why?)

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    Hello,
    Why not :
    I have taken 3 test before, and I will have taken another 3 tests by the end of next week.

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    Why not :
    I have taken 3 test before, and I will have taken another 3 test by the end of next week.

    If this is in accord with the facts, then it is both grammatically correct and appropriate.

    ...but "...and I will be taking another 3 test next week."
    why is Future Continuous preferable to using the Future form of the verb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
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    ...but "...and I will be taking another three tests next week."
    why is Future Continuous preferable to using the Future form of the verb?
    Because the Future Continuous implies something happening within the time limits (next week is limited to seven days at the most). You will be in the middle of the process of taking another three tests next week. It's just like saying I am taking another three tests this week.

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    Hello,
    The question was : "which one is correct"
    Let me rephrase the question and add one more.

    Is any of the sentences ungrammatical ?
    What is the context in which each of the grammatical correct sentences would be used ?

    1. I have taken 3 test before, and I will take another three tests next week.
    2. I have taken 3 test before, and I am going to take another three tests next week.
    3. I have taken 3 test before, and I am taking another three tests next week.
    4. I have taken 3 test before, and I will be taking another three tests next week.
    5. I have taken 3 test before, and I will have taken another three tests by the end of next week.

    Cheers,

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    Default Re: will, be going to, and present continuous as a future

    Thanks to all.... and i'm really sorry if my english isn't good yet, coz i'm still learning. as my main language is Bahasa Indonesia, it is a bit hard for me to learn it.


    So, is it right if i make conclusions like this:

    "be going to" and "present continuous as a future" are used in a fixed plan, while "will" is use for willingness. Is that right??

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