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Autor:  Rick Leal
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Data:  11/OUT/2005 6:32 PM
Assunto:  Going to



Both sentences are correct.


The second sentence: “he is going to the club.” can refer to the present or to the future, depending on the context.
Ex.:  He’s going to the club now. (Ele vai ao clube agora.)
 He’s going to the club tomorrow morning. (Ele vai ao clube amanhã de manhã.)


The first sentence: “he is going to go to the club.” is often used to predict the future, especially when we are referring to the “immediate future”.
Ex.: Oh, look, it’s going to rain now. (Olhe, vai chover agora.)


Though “be going to” can combine with “go” as shown in your example, and also with “come”, the present continuous tense is preferred with these verbs. People tend to avoid “going” next to “go” or “come”. (e.g. going to go / going to come):
Ex. I’m coming home early this evening. (Eu vou vir pra casa cedo hoje à noite.)
Also possible, but less common: I’m going to come home early this evening.

Hope it helped.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Going to  –  Laura  11/OUT/2005, 6:03 PM
Going to  –  André Oliveira  11/OUT/2005, 6:10 PM
 Going to  –  Rick Leal  11/OUT/2005, 6:32 PM
Going to  –  José Roberto  12/OUT/2005, 11:15 AM
Going to  –  Ana M  13/OUT/2005, 10:46 AM
Going to  –  José Roberto  13/OUT/2005, 11:50 AM

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