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    going to + gerund ?

    We are going to making America great again.

    We are going to having a lot of fun tonight.

    Are these sentences correct? I've read sentences like these written by native English speakers on facebook and they sound a bit strange to me, but maybe that's because we have no such thing as a gerund in German language.

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    Re: going to + gerund ?

    No, they are not correct. They would be with 'be' before the participle:
    "We are going to be having a lot of fun tonight." (We are going to have a lot of fun tonight.)
    "We are going to be making America great again." (We are going to make America great again.)
    The alternative sentences would usually be superior.

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