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The right tense
Will or going to or present continuous?
Will is used for instant decisions
ex : I know what to do: I will call Jane ( or I'll call Jane)
will is also used for general beliefs, opinions, hopes and things the speaker sees at facts
ex: The world will probably end in about five billion years
Will is used with a phrase like I think or words like probably
ex : I think I will call Jane
But if there is a strong evidence in the present situation then we will use going to
Going to is used for plans or intentions, it can suggest that the details of the arrangement have not been finalised.
The present continuous tense is used to talk about things we have arranged to do in the future
The present continuous can suggest that the arrangement is more fixed, with a time and a place
ex: I'm going to meet him next week. I am meeting him at ten in his officeFind the right tense in the exercise.
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