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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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