Use the ‘going to’ future to make predictions based
on evidence or to talk about firm intentions
Use the present continuous to talk about personal arrangements at
Use the ‘will’ future to about things that are likely to happen or to make
Use the present simple to talk about scheduled or timetabled events
Use modal verbs to talk about how possible or how likely something will be
We use ‘will’ to make predictions
We also use ‘going to’ to make predictions based on evidence
Look at these two predictions:
He’ll lose his business one day.
He’s going to lose his business.
In which sentence:
- has the speaker seen the business accounts?
- is the speaker just expressing his/her opinion?