What Is Future with 'Going to'?
In English, we can talk about the future with different structures. One of them is to use 'going to'. We use the 'to be' verb before it. We can use this expression to talk about future plans and events. Let us look at some examples below:
As you can see, the action is in the future.
As you can see, the base form of the verb is used after the future expression.
Be careful to never forget to use 'to' after 'going' in this expression. If not, the meaning of the whole sentence will change.
The future tense with 'going to' is used in many different contexts. However, we are going to talk about its main uses in the list below:
- Talking about Plans and Decisions
- Predicting the Future
Talking about Plans and Decisions
When we have specific plans and arrangements for the future, we can use the future tense with 'going to'. Let us look at some examples below:
Predicting the Future
When we want to predict future events, we can use the future tense with 'going to'. Pay close attention to the following examples:
Look at the decorations! It
I think she
As you can see, it is specified in the sentence that the action will happen soon.
It is good to know that there is a slight difference between 'be going to' and 'will'. Although both can be used interchangeably, 'be going to' is mainly used to talk about future predictions. However, 'will' is mostly used to talk about specific plans and decisions that are definitely going to happen in the future.