Tatyana
I really cannot see the difference between be going to and present continuous when we speak about future!(

When we speak about future arrengements)

Dec 11, 2015 6:32 AM
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OK, we use <em>to be going to [verb]</em> when we have plans.  The main point here is that it is possible to change your plans and nothing is "set in stone", so to speak.

 

When we use <em>to be [verb]ing + future time</em>, this is an arrangement. This means that a set time and place have been decided, and maybe other people are involved in your plans and they know about it.  Because it's a commitment, it is not possible to change your plans (not easily, at least).

December 11, 2015