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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    will be or is going to be

    I think my brother will be a doctor. He's very clever.
    I think my brother is going to be a doctor. He's very clever.
    I'm a bit confused about the correct form of the future tense.
    Best regards

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: will be or is going to be

    They are both correct. There is more than one way to refer to the future in English.

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    #3

    Re: will be or is going to be

    fadysandy, please see emsr2d2's post #8 here.

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