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    if you are heading to...if you are headed to

    Greetings, teacher(s)

    Please help me to understand which of these is correct and why - heading or headed?

    1) If you are heading to town, here is a map showing where the retail outlets are.

    2) If you are headed to town, here is a map showing where the retail outlets are.

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    Can the second part of the sentence be rephrased in the following manner? It sounds alright to me, but I don't know if it's grammatically correct.

    3) If you are headed/heading to town, here is a map that shows where the retail outlets are.


    Many thanks!

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    Re: if you are heading to...if you are headed to

    I am not a teacher.

    They are all OK.

    I speak BrE and I would always use 2. An American acquaintance of mine would always use 1. I am not sure if you can generalize, though.

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    Re: if you are heading to...if you are headed to

    See also the Similar Threads below.

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    Re: if you are heading to...if you are headed to

    I would say "If you are heading into town ...". (BrE) However, "heading to town" is not wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: if you are heading to...if you are headed to


    Are the following sentences correct? Both sounds correct to me, but I am not sure.

    1) If you are headed to town, here is a map showing where the retail outlets are.

    2) If you are headed to town, here is a map that shows where the retail outlets are.

    Thank you!

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    Re: if you are heading to...if you are headed to

    I think both are correct, but I am not a teacher.

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