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    "will" and "going to"

    Hello!

    I was wondering about the interchangeable use of "going to" and "will".
    I know the rules of each one, and that sometimes it's more about which one sounds more natural.
    But i could not understand this sentence, found in an announcement:

    "This is going to be a public event, and we will be charging a fee.
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    Would it be correct to use only "will" or only "going to"?

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    Re: "will" and "going to"

    The sentence as written is correct. Equally correctly you could say "This will be be a public event, and we are going to be charging a fee." To me, the future tense "will ..." and the "going to ..." construct are perfectly interchangeable.

    It would also be correct to use two future tenses (will) or two "going to"s, but many speakers prefer to mix them up to avoid repetition.

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    Re: "will" and "going to"

    I like "will" much better when talking about charging a fee.

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    Re: "will" and "going to"

    Thanks

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