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    Prediction or prior plan

    Hi from Turkey. I have a grammar question. Thanks for your answers. Do you have anything planned for the weekend? No we are going to stay home and relax.

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    Quote Originally Posted by hyildiztr2000 View Post
    Hi from Turkey. I have a grammar question.

    Thanks for your answers. Unnecessary. Thank us after we have been helpful, by clicking on the "Thank" button.

    Do you have anything planned for the weekend?
    No we are going to stay home and relax.
    Welcome to the forum.

    What exactly is your question? I assume it's about the words in italics but you have not actually asked a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    What exactly is your question? I assume it's about the words in italics but you have not actually asked a question.
    My question is already in the title. Here is my full question: "Read the conversation. Think about the meaning of the italicized verbs. Decide if the speaker is making a prediction, has a prior plan, or decides or volunteers at the moment of speaking. A: Do you have anything planned for the weekend? B: No, we are going to stay home and relax."

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    Your title doesn't include a question. Is your question "Does 'We are going to stay home' represent a "prediction" or a "prior plan"?"

    Where did you find this dialogue and question?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your title doesn't include a question. Is your question "Does 'We are going to stay home' represent a "prediction" or a "prior plan"?"

    Where did you find this dialogue and question?
    Yes, you are right. I posted my full question in the previous message. I found this conversation in the fundamentals of english grammar test book written by stacy hagen in american english.

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    The speaker usually has some form of evidence, possibly just the knowledge of an arrangement made, of a future situation when BE going to is used to express futurity. Of the three choices you have, only 'a prior plan' is appropriate.

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    Quote Originally Posted by hyildiztr2000 View Post
    Yes, you are right. I posted my full question in the previous message. I found this conversation in "The Fundamentals of English Grammar" test book written by Stacy Hagen in (American English.
    Note my corrections above. It's important to capitalise titles, names and proper nouns.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Prediction or prior plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Of the three choices you have, only 'a prior plan' is appropriate.
    I agree- we would be more likely to use will if deciding at the time of speaking, and making a prediction about your activites this weekend is odd.

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