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    Exclamation to + be + ing ?(Usage and meaning ?)

    What is the meaning of "going to be speaking " ?And What is the grammar rule for it?

    Today,Class,I am going to be speaking to you about the Industrial Revolution.

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    Re: to + be + ing ?(Usage and meaning ?)

    I am not a teacher.

    It's not "to be speaking", it's "going to" + "be speaking". It's speak in a continuous form.

    What is he going to do?
    He's going to speak/be speaking about...

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    Re: to + be + ing ?(Usage and meaning ?)

    Hello!

    *I AM NOT A TEACHER OR NATIVE.*

    The tense here is called future continuous. It is used to talk about an event/action/... that will be in progress in the future.
    We can use either of the following forms:
    - Subject + will + be + verb + ing -> e.g. "I will be speaking to you."
    - Subject + going to be + verb + ing -> e.g. "I am going to be speaking to you."

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    Re: to + be + ing ?(Usage and meaning ?)

    I think this article by 5jj is a great one and may help you: https://www.usingenglish.com/article...n-english.html
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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