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    "will do" and "be going to do"

    What is the difference between "will do" and "be going to do". Each usage? Please give examples. Thank you very much.

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    Quote Originally Posted by hylhyl View Post
    What is the difference between "will do" and "be going to do". Each usage? Please give examples. Thank you very much.
    Hi and welcome ,

    Actually, this forum works the other way round: you give us examples of sentences which pose a problem for you, and we try to help you solve them.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Sep-2012 at 08:58.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    And if you search the similar threads you will find dozens of threads on the difference between "will" and "going to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    There are also sections on these two ways of expressing the future here: Ways of Expressing the Future in English

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi and welcome ,

    Actually, this forum works the other way round: you give us examples of senteces which pose a problem for you, and we try to help you solve them.

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    Actually,I want to know .Under what circumstances to use "will do".Under what circumstances to use"be going to do".
    Sorry,I can't show some examples of sentences because I don't know how to use them.

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    Then, please see post #4.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    Quote Originally Posted by hylhyl View Post
    Actually,I want to know .Under what circumstances to use "will do".Under what circumstances to use"be going to do".
    Sorry,I can't show some examples of sentences because I don't know how to use them.
    As we said, go to the similar threads or follow the link 5jj posted and you will find many answers to your question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    hylhyl, you can find previous answers to your question by typing your excellent thread title in the Google Custom Search box at the top of the page.

    Rover

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    Re: "will do" and "be going to do"

    Quote Originally Posted by hylhyl View Post
    I find a sentence . "They are going away tomorrow morning. Their train is at 8.40." this sentence is right . why "They will go..." can not be used?
    It can.

    Have you read the UE article I provided the link to in post #4? We explain there that there are often several possible 'correct' ways of expressing the future in many contexts.

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    Yes, I read it. But my book's reference unswer is "They are going". I confused.

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