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    #1

    having/going to have

    Hi

    1. We're having a party next Friday.
    2. We're going to have a party next Friday.

    --- I suppose that both are OK, but there is only a little difference in meaning between them?



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    Re: having/going to have

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    1. We're having a party next Friday.
    2. We're going to have a party next Friday.

    --- I suppose that both are OK, but there is only a little difference in meaning between them?

    Yes, sometimes you can use either without there being much difference in meaning.
    1) implies we've already invited our friends to the party and made some arrangements.
    2) suggests we plan to have a party but haven't started making arrangements yet.

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    #3

    Re: having/going to have

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    Yes, sometimes you can use either without there being much difference in meaning.
    1) implies we've already invited our friends to the party and made some arrangements.
    2) suggests we plan to have a party but haven't started making arrangements yet.
    Not much difference but it's very important to know it. In the first case the party will definitely take place. In the second one it's only a plan and can be cancelled...

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