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    GeneD is offline Senior Member
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    I'm going to go (I'm going)

    Frank: I heard you're taking a Spanish class at the community college.
    Tom: Yeah, I'm going to go (I'm going) to Guatemala next spring and I thought knowing a little Spanish would make the trip easier.
    Frank: I'm going to visit (I'm visiting)my brother in Marseilles next year. Maybe I should take a French class.
    Tom: I have a course catalog in the other room. I'll go get it, and we can see whether or not they're offering a French course next semester.
    (taken from https://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs19.htm)

    There is no such an option as the present continuous in the online exercise, but I think it's a good idea to clear the thing up anyway. Am I mistaken saying that the present continuous is possible in the second and third sentences? In this case, there would be a slight shift in meaning, wouldn't there? Tom and Frank unlikely will change their minds. Do I see it right?
    Last edited by GeneD; 15-Oct-2017 at 14:01. Reason: error
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: I'm going to go (I'm going)

    The present continuous would work there for me. You could say that, especially in the second, the plans are more definite with this form.

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