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    #1

    will or be going to

    Dear teachers,

    What will best fill the blank: will be or is going to be? Any why?

    Tom sends his apolpogies but he ................... a few minutes late.

    Thnaks.

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    Re: will or be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear teachers,

    What will best fill the blank: 'will be' or 'is going to be'? And why?

    Tom sends his apologies but he ................... a few minutes late.

    Thanks.
    You can use either. They mean the same.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: will or be going to

    I agree with Rover, but I'd add 'in that context'. They do not always have the same meaning.

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