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    Question your explanation, please. Thanks

    Sir,

    May I have your explanation.

    1. It seems to me that you are going to doing the same thing either way.
    2. It seem to me that you are going to do the same thing either way.

    1. be going to + gerund
    2. be going to + V1

    What is the difference between 1. and 2. ?


    3. How to apply the word 'hence' in a sentence? I looked up in my dictionary, it means
    from here; from now, for this reason.

    Hence I come. xxx adverb xxx verb

    Is this sentence correct?

    Thank you.


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    Re: your explanation, please. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sio View Post
    Sir,

    May I have your explanation.

    1. It seems to me that you are going to doing the same thing either way.
    2. It seem to me that you are going to do the same thing either way.

    1. be going to + gerund
    2. be going to + V1

    What is the difference between 1. and 2. ?


    'be going to' as a modal expression is always followed by an infinitive:
    I'm going to pay for the dinner myself.

    A gerund is ungrammatical.

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    Re: your explanation, please. Thanks

    It means for an academic writing, we had better use be going to + V1 instead of be going to + gerund?

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    Re: your explanation, please. Thanks

    Yes, as Clark has said, the gerund is ungrammatical in any writing.

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