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    predicting the present and the past

    Sometimes we use "will" to say that something is likely to be true or has probably happened.

    1)"There is someone knocking on the door. That'll be Frank."

    2)"Don't call him. He will be craming for the exams ."

    3)"You will expect that this problem has already been resolved."

    Many people would stick to "will" in all sentences. I was wondering if it's possible to use "going to" in sentences 2) and 3)?
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    Re: predicting the present and the past

    Purists may favour will, but I think you can- especially in the last.

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