Unit 2.2

Be going to


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Introduction

Be going to es una estructura que se refiere al futuro {ver Be going to, Nivel A1}.

Form

 {Ver Be going to, Nivel A1}.

Example

Predicciones

  • 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?

Cosas que están a punto de ocurrir

  • 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?

Órdenes

  • 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

Usamos el futuro con la estructura be going to para hablar, negar o preguntar sobre:

  • Predicciones (basadas en indicios que vemos en el momento);
  • Cosas que están a punto de ocurrir (sobre las que estamos seguro);
  • Órdenes (formas afirmativas y negativas).

Summary

Podemos usar be going to para expresar predicciones, cosas que están a punto de ocurrir y órdenes.

Por ejemplo:
— «I am going to work on an important project next month.» = Usamos  be going to para mostrar las intenciones del hablante de trabajar en un proyecto importante que aún no se ha fijado.
♦ «I am working on an important project next month.» = Usamos el present continuouspara el futuro para mostrar que ya se ha confirmado que el hablante trabajará en un proyecto importante.

Vamos a revisar este contenido dentro de la sección {Form}. Echa un vistazo a la sección {Example} que muestra su uso en contexto.

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