I need some clarification about the future using "will" and "be going to".

Please, describe which variant sounds as a plan, that I planned in advance and it will definitely happen.

  1. I'm going to move in America to permanent residence.
  2. I'll go to London in September.

As I understand, 1) is sounds like a plan for the future, that may be happen, but it's not clear yet. And the point 2) sounds like that will happen definitely.

Am I right? Thanks.

  • Does this help? english.stackexchange.com/questions/87900/going-to-vs-will Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 15:43
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    That's right. Will is for things that are scheduled or generally expected to happen in the future. Going to is for things that appear likely to happen, possibly soon. Note that Watch out! can be followed by That rock is going to fall! but not *That rock will fall! Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 15:45
  • @marcellothearcane I'll look into it right now, thanks a lot.
    – atereshkov
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 15:49
  • @JohnLawler huh, as I understand it, this case is used when you are sure that something will happen based on the situation that is going right now, isn't it?
    – atereshkov
    Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 15:53
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    In your example there's pretty much no difference. Commented Jul 29, 2017 at 16:00


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