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    Going to vs Will

    Hi guys,I am confused in using going to or will.For instance,
    If some one shows me a computer and asks me whether it will work or not.Which of the following sentences should I use
    1)It is not going to work.
    2)It will not work.

    Q2)if I am explaining to my friend a maths question

    1)If you add these two numbers you are going to get 4.
    2)If you add these two numbers you will get 4.

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    Re: Going to vs Will

    Quote Originally Posted by zaghum View Post
    Hi guys, I am confused in about using going to or will. (You must place a space between a full stop and a new sentence) For instance, if1 someone2 shows me a computer and asks me whether it will work or not; which of the following sentences should I use:
    1) It is not going to work.
    2) It will not work.

    Q2) If I am explaining to my friend a maths question

    1) If you add these two numbers you are going to get 4.
    2) If you add these two numbers you will get 4.

    1 The start of a new clause after a comma is not capitalised
    2 'Someone' is a whole word, not two words
    Please take note of my corrections to your writing.

    As for 'going to' versus 'will', the differences (to me, at least) are so small as to be to negligible. I think 'going to' is more immediately in the future than 'will'. Perhaps a teacher can shed a little more light on the subject.

    Purely instinctively, I'd say "If you add these two numbers, you'll get 4" and as for the first one, either would be fine. To be honest, in a situation like that, I'd say something along the lines of "No, I don't think so" or "I doubt it", avoiding 'going to' or 'will' entirely.

    [Not a teacher]

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    Re: Going to vs Will

    To me there is no difference at all.

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