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    #1

    Will be vs be going to

    Don't go to that restaurant. I'm sure you______ disappointed
    a) will be
    b) are going to be
    I think they are equal, but the answer is a, I don't know why

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    #2

    Re: Will be vs be going to

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Don't go to that restaurant. I'm sure you______ disappointed
    a) will be
    b) are going to be
    I think they are equal, but the answer is a, I don't know why
    we generally use "will" with:
    I am sure,
    I expect,
    I think,


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    #3

    Re: Will be vs be going to

    The person has not been to the restaurant for a meal as yet. The speaker is saying, "If you do, then you will be disappointed."
    This is future conditional.
    compare:
    'I've heard nothing but bad reports about the food at that restaurant. Go if you want, but I'm sure you are going to be disappointed."


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    #4

    Re: Will be vs be going to

    I've never heard that conditional sentence type 1 cannot go with be going to


    • Join Date: May 2010
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    #5

    Re: Will be vs be going to

    Hello,

    the grammar book by thomson/martinet
    mentions that it is always possible to
    use the going-to-future, it won't do
    any harm.


    Yours sincerely

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