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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE FUTURE FORMS

Hi I'm studying the future forms in English and I have some questions about it. If anyone can answer it I would be so grateful!

I would like to know what are the differences between these future forms:

-Be going to+ infinitive

-Present continous

-Will/shall+infinitive

Thanks in advance!

Mar 17, 2018 5:29 PM
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Be going to + infinitive.     The speaker has plans or intentions of doing something in the future.  Ex:  I am going to drive.  I am going to eat.

Present Continuous.  The speaker is currently doing something that is on-going, continuing.  Ex:  I am driving.  I am eating.  Typically includes "ing" endings. 

Will/Shall + infinitive.   Similar meaning as #1, but the speaker is stating a fact.  He/she is committed to doing it.  "Shall" is rarely used in conversation.   Ex:   I will drive.   I will eat. 

March 17, 2018
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