since "I'm going to" is a form of future, how can I mean "I'm moving towards somewhere"?
Feb 6, 2017 3:51 PM
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You can still use it to indicate movement toward a place. It is used to indicate the future when used with another verb, if it's used by itself it will indicate movement (most of the time, see below). "I'm going to Spain" > "I'm moving towards Spain" "I'm going to go to Spain" > "I will go to Spain" "I'm going to the Mall" > "I'm moving towards the Mall" "I'm going to go shopping" > "I will go to do the action of shopping" going to used by itself can indicate future depending on context: "Are you going to do your homework?" "Yeah, I'm going to..." The verb has been omitted in this case, and can be inferred from context.
February 6, 2017
In the spoken language: Note that as an auxiliary, the pronunciation of “going to” is almost always reduced to /gʌnə/ (but please don’t write “gonna” unless you’re a teenager sending an SMS to another teenager). On the other hand, we always use the full pronunciation when it is the main verb.
February 7, 2017
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