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Autor:  happy new year
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Data:  30/DEZ/2004 6:31 PM
Assunto:  Re: Will and going to
 
Mensagem:  will and going to are used to talk about 1) intentions and 2) predictions

most of this subject matter involves future events/states and so gives the impression they are future forms - they are not; context and adverbs indicating time context

a practical distinction for use of will and going to

1) intentions - will (at moment of decision); going to (after intention formed)

2) predictions - will (if guessing, in absence of indications); going to (where evidence suggests particular outcome)


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Will and going to  –  Roberto  27/DEZ/2004, 9:23 PM
Re: Will and going to  –  José Roberto  27/DEZ/2004, 11:06 PM
Re: Will and going to  –  Cris  28/DEZ/2004, 8:34 AM
 Re: Will and going to  –  happy new year  30/DEZ/2004, 6:31 PM
Re: Will and going to  –  José Roberto  30/DEZ/2004, 8:45 PM

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