going to-future - English Grammar

going to-future
Summary
Use
Signal words
Form of affirmative, negative sentences and questions
Special
Short forms
Diagram will/going to
Exercises - going to-future

Use

1) planned actions in the future

We are going to sing at the party.


2) You are certain that sth. is going to happen in the future.

Look at that car! It is going to crash into the yellow one.


Signal words

no unambiguous ones


Form

to be (am, are, is) + going to + infinitive


Examples

Affirmative sentences:

I am going to play handball.
I'm going to play handball.
You are going to play handball.
You're going to play handball.

Negative sentences:

I am not going to play handball.
I'm not going to play handball.
You are not going to play handball.
You're not going to play handball.
You aren't going to play handball.

Questions:

Am I going to play handball? Are you going to play handball?

see: Questions in going to-future

ATTENTION!!

Do not mix up with the Present Progressive!

going to-future Present Progressive
He's going to read the book.
He's reading the book.
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