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Lillian

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2020.04.15 00:55

Somebody requested that I teach a lesson on the differences between

“will” and “going to.”

“Will” and “going to” can both be used when making predictions.

These next two examples mean the same thing:
- I think I will be too tired to go to the movies tonight.
- I think I’m going to be too tired to go to the movies tonight.


Here are some differences:

“Will” is used with rapid decisions, offers, promises, threats, and refusals.

Examples:
Rapid decisions: I’m tired, so I think I will take a nap.

Offers: I will help you with your homework if you want me to.

Promises: I will not tell anyone the secret that you told me.

Threats: If you leave the house, I will tell your father.

Refusal: She will not eat meat because she is vegetarian.


“Going to” is used with prior plans. It can also be used when there is evidence that something is going to happen.

Examples:
Prior plans: I’m going to go shopping with my mom tonight.
(The speaker made plans to go shopping with their mom before speaking.)
- She is going to a concert this weekend.
(The speaker already had plans to go to a concert before saying it.)

When there is evidence that something is going to happen:
- There are a lot of clouds in the sky, so I think it is going to rain.
(The fact that there are clouds is a sign that it might rain.)
- The score of the baseball game is 3-2. I think my favorite team is going to win the game.
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Comments

  • Richard G. 2020.04.15 00:58

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    Thank you Lilian. It's a good lesson.
  • Dani Hu 2020.04.15 00:59

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    @Lillian are you teacher?
  • Paula 2020.04.15 01:01

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    Thank you so much💖💖💖💖💖
  • Lillian 2020.04.15 01:02

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    @Dani Hu sí, ¡siempre publico explicaciones de la gramática inglesa en mi muro aquí en Hellotalk! Si me quieres seguir puedes ver las otras lecciones que ya hice.
  • Mary 마리 2020.04.15 01:05

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    Thanks u so much! It's easy explain so
  • Dani Hu 2020.04.15 01:05

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    @Lillian orale pues
  • Alvaro Carrillo 2020.04.15 01:12

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    Thanks a lot! You're so kind!
  • Chris 2020.04.15 01:22

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    Good job !!!
  • Josue Ruiz"Joshua" 2020.04.15 01:22

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    I guarantee guys you will learn quick in this explanation😊
  • Karely P. Villas 2020.04.15 01:25

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    Thank you so much 💚
  • jaun tueo eric k 2020.04.15 01:26

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    I will stay home to support the doctors. I am going to play football agian when this situation is better.
  • Lillian 2020.04.15 01:27

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    @jaun tueo eric k correct! Except be careful on the spelling of “again”😊
  • たつ tatsu 2020.04.15 01:30

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    I only have one like for it, but I'd give it a hundred likes!
  • Lillian 2020.04.15 01:32

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    @たつ tatsu thank you!
  • Matias 2020.04.15 01:41

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    @Lillian Thank you! I found this lesson very useful. I "will" try to improve my grammar with you tip.😃
  • Lillian 2020.04.15 01:56

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    @Matias thank you for following my posts!
  • Iman H 2020.04.15 03:40

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    Thanks, would you kindly explain the difference between could and can and would and will?
  • ciro 2020.04.15 03:45

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    @Lillian Thank you you'll be successful in the future.
  • Chris 2020.04.15 04:00

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    Thank you😊👍
  • Gerry 2020.04.15 17:57

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    Reading Practice...

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