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    Future action...

    Could someone explain when do we use "will" and "be+ going to" for the future action ?

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    Smile Re: Future action...

    You use 'will' to predict some actions in the future:

    I think she'll pass her driving test.

    However, if your prediction is based on present events, or past actions that made you feel certain about something, you can use 'be going to':

    I truly think she's going to pass her driving test. She's improved so much since her first drive.

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    Re: Future action...

    Many thanks!!!

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    Smile Re: Future action...

    There's something more to the topic, you know.

    If you want to do something, and the decision to do it is being made at the time of speaking, you use 'will':

    "What would you like to drink?" "I'll have a coke, please."

    If you have already planned something to do, you use 'be going to':

    I've been thirsty all day; I'm going to drink some beer at the pub after work.

    You use 'will' for offers, requests, promises, and threats:

    Oh my goodness! Your bags look really heavy. I'll carry one of them for you, OK?

    Will you carry one of these bags for me, please?

    Ok, I'll get you that toy car for your birthday.

    Give it to me right now, or I'll do something that...


    That's more like it.

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    Re: Future action...

    Woow..you really know how to explain!! Thanks is not enough!

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    Thumbs up Re: Future action...

    Quote Originally Posted by I_rock_theworld View Post
    Woow..you really know how to explain!! Thanks is not enough!
    What you've just written, is quite enough, really. Thanks for your approval.

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