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I Will Learn English or I'm Going to Learn English? The Future Tense

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Fri, Jul 01, 2011 @ 05:51 PM

learn english"I will learn English" or "I'm going to learn English". Which phrase is correct? This is a common question for English students. The future tense is another part of the English language that you need to learn through English immersion- speaking English as much as possible with native speakers. However, there are a few rules that you can remember to make it easier to know which phrase to choose. Do you have one minute? Watch this video lesson and learn when to use "will" and when to use "going to".  Good luck and enjoy the video! Please leave a comment below or contact us if you have any questions!


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  Will vs. Going to: A Few Points to Remember


Use "will"...when you make a spontaneous decision - "I will answer the door" or when you are making a guess or expressing uncertainty- "Maybe I'll win the lottery this week"


Use "going to"...when you are talking about plans that you have already made. "Next week I am going to have a meeting with my boss" or "Are you going to watch the game tonight?"



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