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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 office

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    1. Have you heard the news? Vivendi (buy) Seagram

    2. I (meet) Andre at nine next Thursday morning outside the station

    3. I've just had a call from Richard - he (be) late

    4. Next year , it (be) the company's centenary year

    5. This taxi driver is terrible. He (have) an accident

    6. I (ask) my boss for a pay rise next week

    7. We (open) a factory in Hungary next week

    8. I hope he (agree) with you

    9. I think it (rain), I can see black clouds

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