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    going to go - is that natural??

    Dear teachers,

    I'm in the depths of despair. My Innovations coursebook says 'both 'I'm going to go' and 'I'm going' are natual and correct'. There's even a CD provided where native speakers say 'going to go'.

    However, my Straightforward book says 'we tend not to use going to+ go/come and prefer Present Continuous instead'.

    Both books are from British publishing houses. Which one should I trust??

    Thank you!!!

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    Re: going to go - is that natural??

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I'm in the depths of despair. My Innovations coursebook says 'both 'I'm going to go' and 'I'm going' are natual and correct'. There's even a CD provided where native speakers say 'going to go'.

    However, my Straightforward book says 'we tend not to use going to+ go/come and prefer Present Continuous instead'.

    Both books are from British publishing houses. Which one should I trust??

    Thank you!!!
    "I'm going to go" is natural and correct.
    "Are you going to come to the party tomorrow?" - natural and correct.
    "Are you coming to the party tomorrow?" - also natural and correct.

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    Re: going to go - is that natural??

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I'm in the depths of despair. My Innovations coursebook says 'both 'I'm going to go' and 'I'm going' are natual and correct'. There's even a CD provided where native speakers say 'going to go'.

    However, my Straightforward book says 'we tend not to use going to+ go/come and prefer Present Continuous instead'.

    Both books are from British publishing houses. Which one should I trust??

    Thank you!!!
    "Going to go" suggests a plan made in advance of the statement.
    "I'm going" in the absence of a time frame represents an action occurring at the moment of speaking. But either use, as with many statements, depends on context.

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    Re: going to go - is that natural??

    I am going to go ,this is a correct sentence ,but i always like using "I am going " or "I will go ".

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