when can I use : will or going to ?

I'd like a good explain and some exemples.  Thanks.

Jun 23, 2012 4:19 PM
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June 30, 2012

When you use "will" in your sentences you are not well sure about the event that might happen in the future( %50 possibility ) but when you use "going to" you wanna say something that should happen in the future and the possibility of that event is %100

Example for "will" : My father will buy me that bike if I get good marks.

Example for "going to" : It is going to be night after 8 PM

June 30, 2012

Thank you very much !

June 30, 2012

* if you want to talk about future facts or things are true than you use will, for example: «The President will serve for four years». If you are not sure about the future u use also will but with expressions such: 'probably', 'I think', 'I hope', 'Possibly'...etc.

*  If you are predecting the future based on evidence in the present situation, you use ' going to', for example: «The traffic is terrible. We're going to miss our flight.»

* In general, at the moment you make the decision you use WILL,  and once you made the decision, you use GOING TO .


June 29, 2012
Dear Thara, thank you very much for your answer. Now I know how to use them.I can teach Portuguese,if you like it. ( for free, of course ! )
June 29, 2012
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