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    Question will/going to

    when we are talking about future.. where do we use will or where going to..please help thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ainy khan View Post
    when we are talking about future.. where do we use will or where going to..please help thanks.
    They are interchangeable in most cases. The only time I would say that it's important to use "will" would be when you are giving an order:

    You WILL do your homework before you go to bed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    They are interchangeable in most cases. The only time I would say that it's important to use "will" would be when you are giving an order:

    You WILL do your homework before you go to bed!!!
    There are important differences of use though, for example:
    "I think I'll go to the cinema tonight" = a spur of the moment decision.
    "I am going to the cinema tonight" = it is planned/I have booked my ticket.
    In normal circumstances you wouldn't say "I think I'm going to the cinema tonight".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    There are important differences of use though, for example:
    "I think I'll go to the cinema tonight" = a spur of the moment decision.
    "I am going to the cinema tonight" = it is planned/I have booked my ticket.
    In normal circumstances you wouldn't say "I think I'm going to the cinema tonight".
    That's true, though I would say that your first sentence is more like "I think I might go to the cinema tonight" - even with "I'll" it doesn't necessarily sound like a definite plan (whereas "I am going" does indeed sound definite).

    I would, however, say "I think I'm going to the cinema tonight" if someone asked me my plans and I was only about 75% certain!

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    be going to" We use it to express something about to happen . Also,we use it to express which is planned or arranged before.

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    will

    offer
    promise
    prediction
    threat
    If clause
    quick decisions

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's true, though I would say that your first sentence is more like "I think I might go to the cinema tonight" - even with "I'll" it doesn't necessarily sound like a definite plan (whereas "I am going" does indeed sound definite).

    I would, however, say "I think I'm going to the cinema tonight" if someone asked me my plans and I was only about 75% certain!
    If someone said, "I think I am going to the cinema tonight", it would suggest to me that the person was relying on someone else's decision.

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