2. ## Re: will/going to

Originally Posted by ainy khan
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!!!

3. ## Re: will/going to

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
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".

4. ## Re: will/going to

Originally Posted by bhaisahab
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!

5. ## Re: will/going to

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

6. ## Re: will/going to

will

offer
promise
prediction
threat
If clause
quick decisions

7. ## Re: will/going to

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
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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