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    Grammar

    "I am going to go to London". Is this statement correct or incorrect? why?

    Someone told me that I could not use "going to" with "go" and "come", but I could use all other verbs.

    Thank you so much.


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    Re: Grammar

    Someone told me that I could not use "going to" with "go" and "come", but I could use all other verbs.
    Nonsense!
    But you should know:
    GOING TO is usually used when something is already planned or definite.
    The use of 'going to' to refer to future events suggests a very strong association with the present. The time is not important - it is later than now, but the attitude is that the event depends on a present situation, that we know about.

    All the best!

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