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    #1

    will take a minute vs going to

    "It will take a minute."

    OR

    "It's going to take a minute."

    Which would you choose?

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    Re: will take a minute vs going to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "It will take a minute."

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    "It's going to take a minute."

    Which would you choose?
    Both are fine. Which would you choose, and why?

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    Re: will take a minute vs going to

    Quote Originally Posted by lauralie2 View Post
    Both are fine. Which would you choose, and why?
    Second one sounds like it's based on a previous experience?

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    Re: will take a minute vs going to

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Second one sounds like it's based on a previous experience?
    In that context, I think 'will' expresses a voluntary action; i.e., it will take just a minute. I will do it now, whereas 'going to' expresses an intention to act; i.e., it is going to take a minute. I will do it once I finish what I am doing now. That's just what I think.

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    #5

    Re: will take a minute vs going to

    Your choice depend on the context. " Will" refers to the guess or your opinion. " Is going to " refers to intention, it sounds like you have known or experienced the situation previously :)

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    Re: will take a minute vs going to

    Quote Originally Posted by casablanca_30391 View Post
    Your choice depend on the context. " Will" refers to the guess or your opinion. " Is going to " refers to intention, it sounds like you have known or experienced the situation previously :)
    Your choice depends on the context. " Will" refers to the guess or your opinion. " Is going to " refers to the intention, it sounds like you have known or experienced the situation previously

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