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Autor:  William Asanome
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Data:  08/ABR/2011 11:01 PM
Assunto:  Use of "going to" for future
 
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Thanks for the reply, folks!

 

I definitely agree with you, Dale-US. Not because it "sounds" informal to me (as a non-native speaker, I think I´ll never be able to grasp certain nuances of the English language), but because I´ve always relied on grammars such as Cambridge, Oxford and Longman, in which we certainly find support to what you´ve just said. That´s why I really feel that the idea of using "going to" to express "immediate future" is misleading.

Does anyone else have an opinion on that subject? I just want to ensure that I´ve been teaching my students proper modern grammar.

 

Regards,

William

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Use of "going to" for future  –  William Asanome  08/ABR/2011, 11:43 AM
Use of "going to" for future  –  ThiagoFloripa  08/ABR/2011, 12:25 PM
Use of "going to" for future  –  Dale-USA  08/ABR/2011, 2:20 PM
 Use of "going to" for future  –  William Asanome  08/ABR/2011, 11:01 PM
Use of "going to" for future  –  Jazz  08/ABR/2011, 11:47 PM
Use of "going to" for future  –  William Asanome  09/ABR/2011, 10:26 AM
Use of "going to" for future  –  Dale-USA  09/ABR/2011, 12:50 AM

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