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    present progressive vs. future be going to

    Hi native speakers,

    It's a pleasure to be here again.

    You guys are so helpful. Thanks a lot.

    My question is:

    When should I use future (present continuous) or ( be going to) for these situations...

    "I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow."

    "I'm seeing a doctor tomorrow."


    Is there a real difference between present continuous and be going to or both are fine???

    Thank you so much

    Ademilson

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    Re: present progressive vs. future be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by AdeExpress View Post
    Hi native speakers,

    It's a pleasure to be here again.

    You guys are so helpful. Thanks a lot.

    My question is:

    When should I use future (present continuous) or ( be going to) for these situations...

    "I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow."

    "I'm seeing a doctor tomorrow."


    Is there a real difference between present continuous and be going to or both are fine???

    Thank you so much

    Ademilson
    I'm not a native speaker but I think native speakers won't mind if I say "I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow." means intention, a kind of plan to visit a doctor tomorrow. And "I'm seeing a doctor tomorrow." means a fixed future action, you have an appointment with the doctor and you musy go to see him and he is waiting for you. Cheers!

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