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English Near Future

English's near future construction be + going to + verb expresses

  • plans or intentions that have already been made:
    • I'm going to accept that job offer.
    • What is she going to do after university? She's going to teach languages.
  • obvious conclusions about the future:
    • Look at those dark clouds. It's going to rain
    • Michael's sprinting well. He's going to smash the record for the 100 metres before long.


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