LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||08/ABR/2011 11:47 PM|
|Assunto:||Use of "going to" for future|
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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