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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #40265: Future ' will ' and ' be going to '
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    Future ' will ' and ' be going to '


    In English both 'will ' and 'be going to ' are used to refer to the future. However,  we use ' will ' with :

     

       - Habitual actions : eg : These birds will come back next year .

       - Making a promise : eg : I'll finish this work by 7:00.

       -Making an offer , eg : If you need that medicine now , I will get it for you .

       -Something expected eg : I think the Brazilians will win the match.

     

    whereas ' be going to ' is used with :

     

       -Prior plan , eg : I'm going to meet them at the airport.

       -Prediction , eg :Look at those clouds ! It's going to rain.

       -Commands and refusals ,eg :You are going to take that medicine whether you like it or not .

       -Permanent state eg : Their new house is going to look over the river .

     

    Now , choose the correct alternative , 'will ' or ' be going to ' in the following sentences :





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    1. This box is very heavy . Don't worry I carry it for you.

    2. Why do you want to sell your flat? I move to the countryside.

    3. Do you want to borrow my car ? Thanks, I bring it back tonight.

    4. Stop worrying about the exam . You pass it easily.

    5. If you don't understand the exercise, I explain it to you.

    6. Whether you like it or not, you help with the house chores.

    7. Their new house be very beautiful.

    8. I be back home before dark.

    9. I think summer be extremely hot this year.









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