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    #1

    will/be going to

    Hi there,

    1.What are the differences between these two?

    2.Or they are expressed the same thing?("am going to" refers to plan to do something in the future; "will" refers to want to do something in the future)

    3. How to tell these two?

    I am going to study abroad.

    I will study abroad.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: will/be going to

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    The will future is the unmarked future: it simply indicates a coming event. The be going to future, as you say, indicates some sort of plan or other present evidence for the future event.
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