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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #115119: Going to - About to
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Future [Change theme]
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    Going to - About to


    1) To be GOING TO + verbal rootthis way of expressing the future is commonly used in conversation. It expresses the speaker's intention, an action which has been planned, or a conviction he or she has. This future may have a link with the present,  without any specification of time.

     

     

    -  After hesitating for long, we're going to buy this house by the sea. 

    - They're going to get married in two months. 

                                                                                                             

     

    2) To be  ABOUT TO + verbal rootrefers to the very near future  indicating that an action is imminent or pending. 

    - Will you come again later, please? We're about to leave for an important appointment and can't be late. 

     

                                                                                                                                   

     

    There are no difficulties at all in this lesson!    As one of you was writing, after reading it, you just have to stay focussed and the results of the test will be GREAT !     Good luck !  

     

     



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