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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    will/be going to

    I wonder if there is a subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. The boss will kill me if I'm late.
    2. The boss is going to kill me if I'm late.

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    2006 is offline Banned
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    Re: will/be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is a subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2". there isn't
    1. The boss will kill me if I'm late.
    2. The boss is going to kill me if I'm late.
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    Re: will/be going to

    Although there can be differences between use of the two that depend on context and situation, in the examples you posted and as the listener, I would not perceive a major difference. But in terms of a subtle difference, "...will kill me..." seems to me to be a bit more emphatic.

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    Re: will/be going to

    Hi there,

    1. The boss will kill me if I am late.
    2. The boss is going to kill me if I am late.

    Is the tone of no.1 more certain than no.2?

    tks
    pete

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    Re: will/be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,

    1. The boss will kill me if I am late.
    2. The boss is going to kill me if I am late.

    Is the tone of no.1 more certain than no.2? I wouldn't say so.

    tks
    pete
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