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VERBS Future Tense with Going to and Will We can talk about the future in several ways. We can use: The simple present tense to talk about future actions that are a part of a schedule My plane leaves tomorrow morning at 9:30. The present progressive tense to talk about future plans On my way home, I’m stopping at the supermarket and the gas station. We also use: Going to or will to talk about predictions about the future

Going to to talk about plans for the future I’m tired of cooking. Tonight I am going to eat dinner out. Will (or its contraction ’ll) to make promises about the future

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People often pronounce going to as “gonna”. Use gonna in informal speech. In writing and more formal speech, use going to.

Formation This table shows how to form sentences with will:

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