English Grammar: Will or Be Going to

Will or Be going to: What’s the Differences Between Will and Be Going to?

Both Will and Be Going to are used to express future tense in English but they do not have the same meaning.img class

This lesson provides an explanation of the key differences that will help you use “be going to” and “will” correctly.

Differences Between Will and Going to

“Will” expresses a desire or agreement to do something… or a sudden decision.

For example:

  • I will help you with your homework.
  • I will take your temperature.

“Be going to” is used when you already have plan to do something.

For example:

  • I am going to have breakfast with Carrie.

When you want to make a prediction about the future, you can use “will” or “be going to”. The meaning is the same.

For example:

  • I will be famous someday/I am going to be famous someday.

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Will vs. Be Going to

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