Sasha
Professional Teacher
Why option b is wrong? Hi! a) The King will arrive at 6.00 b) The King is going to arrive at 6.00. (from Elementary Language Practice by Michael Vince) Key says a) Thank you!
Aug 13, 2018 5:09 PM
Answers · 10
Ok, I found it in that book of yours. The rule there is about Future Indefinite and Be Going To while making predictions: predictions with evidence - be going to, predictions without evidence Future Indefinite. The only context we have is a picture of apparently a news reporter with a background screen with another reporte and a writing "King arrives". I personally would consider it as prediction with evidence, thus B would be correct, the only thing is that the picture doesn't indicate any time while in B it's written 6 o'clock, so maybe not. Sometimes drawings in grammar books don't quite spur the associations the authors hope for.
August 13, 2018
Both are correct though a is a more comfortable and casual way of saying the phrase
August 13, 2018
Hi Sasha Are there any other instructions or background given at the start of this task/exercise in the book? If not, then both a) and b) are potentially correct. If there are instructions then this MAY explain why a) is correct in this case. Chris
August 13, 2018
You are correct, without any other directions nor context, b is also correct.
August 13, 2018
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