going to-future - Form

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

Form of the going to-future

We use a form of to be (am, are or is), going to and the infinitive of the verb.

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


Affirmative sentences

Example:

I am going to play handball.
He/she/it is going to play handball.
We/you/they are going to play handball.

NOTE: Use am with I, is with he, she, it and with all other pronouns are.

We often use short forms in affirmative sentences in the going to-future:


Negative sentences

Example:

I am not going to play handball.
He/she/it is not going to play handball.
We/you/they are not going to play handball.

NOTE: We often use short forms in negative sentences in the going to-future.


Questions

In the going to-future we put the auxiliary (am, are or is) before the subject
(Auxiliary - Subject - going to - Verb - Rest).

Example:

Am I going to play handball?
Is he/she/it going to play handball?
Are we/you/they going to play handball?

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