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Unit 20. (I'm) doing to (do)
(использование doing to do)

I am going to do something = I have already decided to do it, I intend to do it: I am doing and I am going to do

 We normally use I am doing (Present Continuous) when we say what we have arranged to do - for example, arranged to meet somebody, arranged to go somewhere (see Unit 19. Present tenses (I am doing/ I do) for the future
(использование настоящих времен для будущего).): I am going to do something = I've decided to do it (but perhaps not arranged to do it): Often the difference is very small and either form is possible.
You can also say that "something is going to happen" in the future. For example:
 
Unit 20. (I'm) doing to (do) The man can't see where he's walking. There is a hole in front of him.
 
He is going to fall into the hole.
 
When we say that "something is going to happen", the situation now makes us believe this. The man is walking towards the hole now, so he is going to fall into it.
Unit 20. (I'm) doing to (do)
"I was going to (do something)" = I intended to do it but didn't do it: You can say that something was going to happen (but didn't happen): See Unit 19. Present tenses (I am doing/ I do) for the future
(использование настоящих времен для будущего).
See Unit 23. I will and I'm going to
(использование I will и I'm going to).
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