Expressing future with 'to be going to'
How to express future with 'to be going to' | How to use 'to be going to' | How to use 'gonna' | Is 'gonna' 'to be going to'
Expressing the future with 'to be going to ' - When and How to use 'to be going to'
We use the 'to be going to' structure to express future with it
when we can see a sign, something that makes us think that something is going to happen, a sign
The woman is laying the table. They're going to have dinner.
Mike is packing his suitcase. He is going to travel somewhere.
when you when you intend to' or 'have an intention to' to do something but maybe it's just a decision without arrangements, it's just a plan.
What are you going to wear tonight?
If the weather is good this weekend I'm going to swim in the sea.
Oh, no! I don't fit into my wedding dress! I'm going to go on a diet. ' 'What are you going to be when you're grown up, Josh? - I'm going to be a footballer, Aunty Sarah'
The slang 'gonna' is nothing else but 'going to' so when you hear:
I'm not gonna go to this concert = I'm not going to go to this concert What are you gonna do tonight? = 'What are you going to do tonight?
What is the structure?
am/is/are + going to + infinitive (simplest) verb form
What are you going to do with the rubbish in your garden?
I'm not going to go out with you tonight.
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