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    I'm going to/I will go to ?

    What's the difference between "I'm going to" and "I will go to" ? Is there a general rule for when to use what ?


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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    This is the principle that I follow:

    Use will when you have just made the decision and I am going to when you tell people about your decision.

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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    hello.I am a new member in this forum.Nice to meet you.
    In my opinion,we use going to when there is something in the present situation that shows what will happen in the future.The speaker fells sure about what will happen because of the situation now.

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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    This is the principle that I follow:

    Use will when you have just made the decision and I am going to when you tell people about your decision.
    What if : "They are going to the USA" and "They will go to the USA" ? What's the difference between the first and second sentence ?


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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What if : "They are going to the USA" and "They will go to the USA" ? What's the difference between the first and second sentence ?
    nothing


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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    if you are sure about doing something you say "i,m going to do that" but if it,s a possiblity you say "i will do that "


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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    Hey, i am from Germany and at this moment, we have Business English as a lesson. ^^
    Yes, and we just learned this:
    You use "will go to", when you just made a decision and "going to", when you tell someone about that.

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    Re: I'm going to/I will go to ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What if : "They are going to the USA" and "They will go to the USA" ? What's the difference between the first and second sentence ?
    Imagine you meet Anne and she says "Jean is in hospital", you say: "Oh I didn't know, I'll (I will) go to see her this afternoon". Later you meet Alice and she says "Jean is in hospital", you say: "Yes I know, I'm going to see her this afternoon".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    What's the difference between "I'm going to" and "I will go to" ? Is there a general rule for when to use what ?
    The following link might help you.
    Will vs Be going to

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