📝 Will vs Going To 🇬🇧 talking about the future. I can see why; it can be confusing.🙊
This is one of the most common errors when
1a) 👌We use 'will' when describing our 'willlingness" to do something:
-"I will make a tomato salad if you're hungry."
-"I'll help you carry those heavy bags of tomatoes."
The negative form of willingness is a refusal (won't): "My little sister won't eat green tomatoes."
1b) 👌We also use 'will' when we make immediate decisions (a cute way of saying this is, "snap' decisions'):
A: I just heard that there is a tomato sale at the shop!
B: I'll come! (《a quick, snap decision, with no planning)👍
B: I'm going to come!❌
2) 👌We use 'going to' with plans (prior plans, with decisions already made - not instant, snap decisions):
-"I have been thinking about it for a long time; I'm going to start my own tomato farm."
-"We're going to collect the tomato plants next Sunday."
3) 👌Usually, we can use either 'will' or 'going to' for predictions:
-"It looks like it's going to rain tomorrow."
-"It looks like it will rain tomorrow."
PS. As always, there will be exceptions to these grammar rules. 😭
PPS. There are also times when we use present continuous, but that is a discussion for another day.
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