English Grammar


going to oder will


Ich verstehe nicht wenn man "going to", und wenn man "will" für die Zukunft verwendet.
Ich bitte um eine Erklärung.

1 comments

  • Ne t'en fais pas. Keine Sorge,Urs.
    Don't worry. With practice it comes self-evident. Here are some
    notes, far from being exhaustive.
    *** In some cases 'will' and 'be going to' are both correct, for
    instance 1° to talk about something that has been planned ( I will
    start learning German next week/ or/I am going to start learning
    German next week.) 2° to talk about something that is likely to
    happen. ( War in Palestine will drag on for years/or/War in Palestine
    is going to drag on for years.)

    *** To tell a decision that is made at once, use 'will'. ( I think I
    will get up early tomorrow). If the decision has already been made
    before, use 'be going to'. (As I told you, I am going to get up early
    tomorrow.)
    *** With a conditional clause leading to a promise, a request, an
    offer, use 'will'. (If I win the first prize, I will let you know.)
    With an 'if' clause depending on the main action, use 'be going to'
    (I am going to pick fruits, if you are fond of = If you like fruits,
    I am going to pick some.)
    *** 'be going to' is sometimes more informal than 'will'. 
    *** etc *** etc

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