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    Are they the same? I'm visiting my dad next week. I'm going to visit my dad next week

    Are they the same? I'm visiting my dad next week. I'm going to visit my dad next week.

    Or are there any differences?
    Hello everyone. My Name is Noppanat. I'm from Thailand.

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    Re: Are they the same? I'm visiting my dad next week. I'm going to visit my dad next

    The first is slightly more certain.

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    Re: Are they the same? I'm visiting my dad next week. I'm going to visit my dad next

    I don't find any difference between them at. I already know for certain that I will be going to see my dad next Tuesday. If someone said to me "What are you doing next Tuesday?", my answer would be "I'm going to visit my dad" or "I'm going to my dad's".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are they the same? I'm visiting my dad next week. I'm going to visit my dad next

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    The first is slightly more certain.
    I don't agree that this is necessarily so.

    The progressive form normally suggests an arrangement that has been made for a future situation. The BE going to form normally suggests that there is some form of evidence of a future situation. When that evidence (as with this situation) is the speaker's knowledge of an arrangement, then there is no significant difference in meaning between the two forms.

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