1. ## Tenses

Could you help me with using these future tenses:
When we use Simple Future (will), when we use "Be going to" and when we use :Be v-ing"
- We will spend the weekend in Ireland.
- We're going to spend the weekend in Ireland.
- We are going to spend the weekend in Ireland.

2. ## Re: Tenses

[QUOTE=Dinhtuong;591534]Could you help me with using these future tenses:
When we use Simple Future (will), when we use "Be going to" and when we use :Be v-ing"
- We will spend the weekend in Ireland.
- We're going to spend the weekend in Ireland.
- We are going to spend the weekend in Ireland.

3. ## Re: Tenses

[QUOTE=Dinhtuong;591535]
Originally Posted by Dinhtuong
Could you help me with using these future tenses:
When we use Simple Future (will), when we use "Be going to" and when we use :Be v-ing"
- We will spend the weekend in Ireland.
- We're going to spend the weekend in Ireland.
- We are going to spend the weekend in Ireland.
The difference between will and going to (not to mention other ways of expressing futurity) is so subtle that it cannot be easily explained through rules

To talk about the future in genera/ voluntary action or to express an instant decision, use will, as:
The concert will continue up to midnight
We are short of stationeries. Ok, I will get you some from the market.
When expressing future intention/plan use be going to.
What are you going to do this summer?
We are going to spend a month in Paris
When you’re making predictions, you can use will or going to more or less interchangeably.
I think it’s going to rain.
I think it will rain.

Future Continuous has two different forms: "will be doing " and "be going to be doing." Unlike Simple Future forms, Future Continuous forms are usually interchangeable.
Use the Future Continuous to indicate that a longer action in the future will be interrupted by a shorter action in the future.
I will be waiting for you when your bus arrives.
For expessing parallel actions. When you use the Future Continuous with two actions in the same sentence, it expresses the idea that both actions will be happening at the same time. The actions are parallel.
Tonight, they will be eating dinner, discussing their plans, and having a good time.

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