Simple Future tense has 2different forms in English:“will” and “be going to”
Form: Will Subject Will Verb I will open the door. You will finish before me.Note: He will not be at school tomorrow.When using the word She will help you.not, always put itbetween the will and It will be there tomorrow.the verb. They will not do their homework. We will not leave yet.The will always Will you not arrive on time?comes first whenasking a question. Will they want dinner?
Form: Be going toSubject am/is/are Going to VerbI am not going to open the door.You are going to meet Jane tonight.He is going to be at school tomorrow.She is not going to clean the floor.It is going to be there tomorrow.They are not going to make dinner.We are going to make some sandwiches. When asking a questionAre You going to meet Jane tonight?Is he not going to do his homework?
When to use the “will” form• Use “will” to express a voluntary action. – I will give you the phone number. – Will you help me with my homework? – The phone rings. “I will get it.”• Use “will” when there is no plan. – We will see what happens. – I think I will go to gym tomorrow.• Use “will” when making promises. – I will call you when I arrive. – I promise I will not tell anyone about the secret. – Do not worry. I will be careful.
When to use the “be going to” form• Use “be going to” to express a plan. – I am going to spend my vacation in Las Vegas. – She is going to sleep at 9 p.m. – Jenna is going to be a singer when she grows up. – He is going to make the cake.
“will” or “be going to”• We can use either of those forms when making a prediction. – This year will be an interesting year. – This year is going to be an interesting year. – Barack Obama will be the next president. – Barack Obama is going to be the next president.