One-Point Lesson: Grammar Errors
Will or Going to?
Ask Our When We Students To Talk About Their Future Plans Or Activities, They Often Misuse ” Will ” And ” Going To “.
Basically, both refer to the future but there are some differences in their usage and meaning.
Let’s make it clear by these simple explanations:
GOING TO Is Used When The Action Is Connected Or Related To The Present Situation.
When we have already decided to do something in the future before speaking it to someone.
Suzuki : Hello Iba San, What Is Your Plan For The Weekend?
Iba : Well, I’M Going To .. The Beach With My Family We Have Already Planned It Yesterday (In This Case, Iba San Has Already Made A Plan For The Weekend Before Suzuki San Asked About It.)
When we predict or think that something is going to happen because of a clear or definite sign that we see at the moment.
On the phone:
Mara: Hello Ivan, I Think I’M Going To Be Late To Work Today.
Ivan: Why do you think so?
Mara: There’s just a car accident now ahead of us and the traffic is starting to build up.
When something is about to happen at the moment.
“Stop! It’S Going To Fall!
WILL Is Used,
When we make a decision at the moment of speaking.
“Oh This Shirt Is Nice! I Will Buy It.” (You Have Decided To Buy The Shirt Just Now.)
When we think or predict something in the future based on opinion.
Matsuko Abe I Think Will Not Win As President This Year.
When talking about a fact, promise, request, refusals, or offers.
Will You Help Me, Please?