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    'going to' + inifinitive

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    Is there are special name for the verb tense which takes the form:
    'going to' + infinitive? For example:

    I'm going to travel to London tomorrow.

    I think it might be called the 'going to future', but it doesn't sound very professional to my ears.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masood_S View Post
    Hi
    Is there are special name for the verb tense which takes the form:
    'going to' + infinitive? For example:

    I'm going to travel to London tomorrow.

    I think it might be called the 'going to future', but it doesn't sound very professional to my ears.

    Thanks.
    Yes, that's quite a professional-sounding term, the going-to future.

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    Re: 'going to' + inifinitive

    I don't know that it's a different verb form. However, in your example, the second "to" is a preposition, not an infinitive, since London is not a verb.

    A better example would be: I'm going to go to eat.

    [I'm a copy editor and was a university writing tutor.]

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    Re: 'going to' + inifinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    I don't know that it's a different verb form. However, in your example, the second "to" is a preposition, not an infinitive, since London is not a verb.

    A better example would be: I'm going to go to eat.

    [I'm a copy editor and was a university writing tutor.]
    That's true what you're saying, but you seem to have wandered off the point somewhat.

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    Re: 'going to' + inifinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by Masood_S View Post
    Hi
    Is there are special name for the verb tense which takes the form:
    'going to' + infinitive? For example:

    I'm going to travel to London tomorrow.

    I think it might be called the 'going to future', but it doesn't sound very professional to my ears.

    Thanks.
    I have always called it; 'the future with going to'.

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    Re: 'going to' + inifinitive

    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

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