Unit 2.2

Be going to

Verb Phrase


Introduction

Be going to is a structure that refers to the future. {see Future: Be going to, A1 level}

Form

{See Be going to, A1 level}.

Example

Predictions

  • The profit is low. We are going to go bankrupt.
  • The profit is high. We are not going to go bankrupt.
  • The profit is low. Are we going to go bankrupt?

There is definite sign that something is going to happen

  • Look at the sky. It is going to rain.
  • Look at the sky. It is not going to rain.
  • Look at the sky. Is it going to rain?

Commands

  • You are going to talk to the boss!
  • He is going to work as a babysitter.
  • They are not going to meet with the client.

Use

We use the future with the Be going to structure to talk about:

  • Predictions (based on signs we see at the moment);
  • Things that are about to happen (that we are sure about them);
  • Commands (Affirmative and Negative forms).

Summary

We can use Be going to to talk about our predictions, things that are about the happen and commands.

For example:
— “I am going to work on an important project next month.” =  be going to
♦ “I am working on an important project next month.” = present continuous

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.

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