Unit 23. I will and I'm going to
(использование I will и I'm going to)
Study the difference between will and going to:
|will ('11): We use will when we decide to do something at the time of speaking. The speaker has not decided before. The party is a new idea.
|going to: We use (be) going to when we have already decided to do something. Helen had already decided to invite lots of people before she spoke to Dave.
- "George phoned while you were out." "OK. I'll phone him back."
- "George phoned while you were out." "Yes, I know. I'm going to phone him back."
- "Ann is in hospital." "Oh really? I didn't know. I'll go and visit her."
- "Ann is in hospital." "Yes, I know. I'm going to visit her tomorrow."
Sometimes there is not much difference between will and going to. For example, you can say:
- I think the weather will be nice later.
- I think the weather is going to be nice later.
- Look at those black clouds. It's going to rain. (not it will rain - we can see the clouds now)
- I feel terrible. I think I'm going to be sick. (not I think I'll be sick - I feel terrible now)
(использование doing to do).)
In other situations, it is safer to use will:
- Tom will probably arrive at about 8 o'clock.
- I think Ann will like the present we bought for her.
(использование doing to do).
See Unit 21. Will/shall 1
(использование will/shall 1).
See Unit 22. Will/shall 2
(использование will/shall 2).