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    the exam is going to start in while

    Is the use of going to correct or should we say "the exam will start in a while"?

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    Re: the exam is going to start in while

    There is no significant difference between any of these forms in this situation:

    The exam starts/is starting/will start/is going to start/will be starting...soon/shortly/in a little while.

    'In a while' is not commonly used for 'in a short period of time'; we are more likely to say 'in a little while'.

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