This question already has an answer here:

I’m a bit baffled about these two structures: going to and will. Here’s an example of where I get confused:

Liverpool’s players are known to be skilled. They ....... the match easily.

A) will win. B) are going to win.

What is the right answer and why?

marked as duplicate by Jason Bassford, JJJ, Cascabel, Reinstate Monica, K J Jun 15 at 22:54

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.


They both mean the same thing, and they're both correct.

Also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shall_and_will


Will win.

will do something means be willing to do something, not sure if it will happen or not. be going to do means plan to do something, you know it will happen.

  • Surely every sports team goes into a competition/match planning to win but they don't know it will happen. – KillingTime Jun 13 at 5:21

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.