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    They are going to hotel.

    At home, Bryan and Tony are at garage and get ready to go to hotel.
    Mandy asked me where are Bryan and Tony, I told her, "They are going to hotel."

    Bryan and Tony still at the garage, should I say "going"?

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    #2

    Re: They are going to hotel.

    'They are soon going to the hotel.'

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    #3

    Re: They are going to hotel.

    At home, Bryan and Tony are at the garage and are getting ready to go to the hotel.
    Mandy asked me where are Bryan and Tony are. I told her, "They are going to the hotel."

    Bryan and Tony are still at the garage, should I say "are going"?
    Yes, the present continuous tense can be used for something that is not done at the moment of writing but in the 'near future'.

    http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/...ontinuous.html (Use No.3)

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    Re: They are going to hotel.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "They are going to the hotel."
    It can mean that they are already on the road instead of still at the garage.

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    #5

    Re: They are going to hotel.

    It could also mean they are still in the garage.

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    Re: They are going to hotel.

    So I added 'soon' before 'going' in order to avoid ambiguity.

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    #7

    Re: They are going to hotel.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'They are soon going to the hotel.'
    It could also be a hotel, depending on whether the hotel is known to the speaker and listener or not.

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    Re: They are going to hotel.

    Quote Originally Posted by wilbertjim View Post
    At home, Bryan and Tony are at garage and get ready to go to hotel.
    Mandy asked me where are Bryan and Tony, I told her, "They are going to hotel."

    Bryan and Tony still at the garage, should I say "going"?
    Mandy asked me where Bryan and Tony were, I told her, "They are going to go to the/a hotel."

    Or, you might tell her, "They are about to go to the/a hotel."
    Last edited by TaiwanPofLee; 09-Jan-2015 at 11:53. Reason: Second sentence added.

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    Re: They are going to hotel.

    Quote Originally Posted by TaiwanPofLee View Post
    going to go to
    Which is better, the above or the following?
    'Soon going to.'

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    Re: They are going to hotel.

    "Going to go to" and "soon going to" can have different meanings.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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