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Autor:  Jazz
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Data:  08/ABR/2011 11:47 PM
Assunto:  Use of "going to" for future
 
Mensagem:  Hi there you all,

I myself have never taught about the "immediate future" concerning "be going to", however I believe grammar do highlight some differences. correct me if I´m mistaken, Dale.

1) "Will" more unlikely / uncertain and for actions whose decisions are made at the moment of speaking, i.e., automatic/spontaneous actions, like "The phone is ringing. I´ll answer it" - Does it sound more natural than "... I´m gonna answer it"?
Also used for "threats", "promises" and "offers".

2) "be going to" there´s more certainty that the action will take place and for actions planned beforehand.

3) "present continuous" the most certain of the three. Used for actions which are definitely arranged / decided to happen...

4) "simple present" with verbs of movements (travel, set off...) + adverbs of time and scheduled events (the bus leaves tonight at 11 p.m."
I guess many sources would confirm these pieces of info. I just do not know how they sound to your native ears .


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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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