Going to vs will

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Going to vs will

  1. 1. FUTURE TENSE GOING TO VS. WILL
  2. 2. GOING TO + INFINITIVE <ul><li>USES: </li></ul><ul><li>To express PLANS and INTENTIONS (made with anticipation): </li></ul><ul><li>What are you going to do this weekend? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m going to visit Valparaíso with my friends. </li></ul>
  3. 3. GOING TO + INFINITIVE <ul><li>USES: </li></ul><ul><li>2. To make PREDICTIONS (with EVIDENCE). </li></ul><ul><li>It’s is very cloudy. I think it’s going to rain . </li></ul>
  4. 4. GOING TO + INFINITIVE <ul><li>(+) I’m going to visit my grandmother. </li></ul><ul><li>(-) I’m not going to visit my grandmother. </li></ul><ul><li>(?) Are you going to visit your grandmother? </li></ul><ul><li>GOING TO CAN BE USED BY ALL PRONOUNS </li></ul>
  5. 5. WILL + INFINITIVE <ul><li>USES: </li></ul><ul><li>1. To talk about future PREDICTIONS (with NO EVIDENCE) </li></ul><ul><li>I think that 2012 will be an excellent year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. WILL + INFINITIVE <ul><li>2. To make promises: </li></ul><ul><li>I will call you tomorrow = I ’ll call you tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>will = ’ll </li></ul>
  7. 7. WILL + INFINITIVE <ul><li>To express an offer: </li></ul><ul><li>Anna: I want to buy a coffee, but I don’t have any money! </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah: Don’t worry, I ’ll lend you some. </li></ul>
  8. 8. WILL + INFINITIVE <ul><li>(+) I will call you tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>(-) I will not call you tomorrow. </li></ul><ul><li>will not: won’t </li></ul><ul><li>(?) Will you call me tomorrow? </li></ul>

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