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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    to head for vs. be headed for

    I always wanted to ask you what the difference between these two sentences is.

    1) I'm heading for the bus stop. Are you with me?
    2) I'm headed for the bus stop. Are you with me?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: to head for vs. be headed for

    They would usually mean the same.
    However, if it's only a plan (you are not yet headed there), I'd use "heading" because that can have some suggestion of futurity about it.

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    #3

    Re: to head for vs. be headed for

    I see what you're saying. Can it also be a regional difference? For example, "be headed" is more common in the US whereas "be heading" is more widely used in the UK? What do you think?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: to head for vs. be headed for

    Probably not. We use both in Aus.

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    #5

    Re: to head for vs. be headed for

    We use both in BrE.

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