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Will vs Going to [duplicate]

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. ...
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“Will” vs “is going to” for predictions, what is considered an evidence?

So I know we use is going to for predictions with evidence, and will for predictions without evidence, but I've read some examples that made me very confused about what evidence actually means. Take ...
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Using “won't” in a “when” sentence

I'm confused about the use of "won't" in a "when" sentence, I've seen many sentences like: What to do When Your Dog Won't Eat is that right? or should it be: What to do When Your Dog doesn't ...
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'Will' or simple present: Why there is a difference in these two sentences?

Consider these two sentences from the book Grammar in Use: Alex will look after our cats while we're away next week. The new drug goes on sale in the USA next year. As you see, the authors ...
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What-if-will construct

Sometimes i face people use will to express a future in questions (rarely, though): What if we will get just 30–60 active accounts? I know what-if-will may be used in some cases, but, as i ...
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“will” for future plans (+ specific time involved - day, date, hour)

Can I use "will" instead of "going to or present continuous" when asking or making statements about someone's plans with a specific time involved? for example: I will meet her Monday morning at 7 ...
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Is it ok to say “something I will have come to learn later in the course”?

I have written It lacks exact references to the book, something about argumentative analysis I will have come to learn later in the course. I wonder if this is correct and what this tense would ...
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Have done/you will - a mystery to me

Is this sentence correct? Could anyone explain why it is correct or not? After you have done everything you could, you will always find that someone else did more. I find it hard to understand this ...
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I love you, and will always do? Or always will? [closed]

My girlfriend (who's first language is not English) said to me the other day 'I love you, and I will always do'. I then proceeded to make the argument that that didn't make sense, and that it would ...
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Historical resistance to inanimate 'will'

English, it is said, has no future tense. To indicate future we do not inflect our verbs but instead use the modal verb will. In his answer to Why do we say “was supposed to” for “should have”? ...
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Is it true that English has no future tense?

I'm a native English speaker and I consider myself to have a very competent understanding of English grammar. Recently, I have started believing that there is no future tense in English grammar. ...
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Meaning of “you will remember”

"Bentham, you will remember, says that all that counts are pleasurable experiences, no matter how they are produced. Mill disagreed" I don't know what "you will remember" means there. I don't know ...
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Grammar of “will” plus “have to” plus “have+pp”

Is this sentence correct? I will have to have done this (in two years for example). What I want to say is : there is a task to be done in 2 years from now. this sentence is referring to the end of ...
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“it will take place” vs “it is taking place” (arranged actions in the future)

I've been trying to find an answer to a question that has been bugging me for quite some time now: If I have to express future in an action already planned and arranged can I use both I will + ...
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We “would have been”/“will be” together for three years in August

Me and my boyfriend cannot decide if I am using the English language properly. My sentence is "We would have been together for three years in August" but he thinks the use of "would have" is ...
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Please help identify correct verb placement [duplicate]

I would appreciate your help in figuring out the correct phrasing / verb|adverb placement for the following phrase(s): "Her talents will be best expressed..." vs. "Her talents will best be ...
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Usage of “If” and “will” together [closed]

Can you use the following phrase ... Please let me know if you will be available to attend. I'm hung up on the "will be" part. I know there are other versions, which are equally as useful,...
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“Remember thou shalt die”: Shall/will

A common translation of the Latin hortative memento mori is "Remember thou shalt die." I am not interested in a discussion of the Latin, nor of what the expression actually means in English. I am ...
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Present tense for future scheduled program

I write course descriptions for an educational institution and am considering using the simple present. For e.g., "You learn how to" instead of "You will learn how to" and "We teach you what to do" ...
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Difference in meaning and use of future perfect forms

What is the difference in meaning and / or use between: I will have worked here for two years by this time next year. and I will have been working here for two years by this time next year. ...
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What is the difference between 'will' and 'would' in question form?

What is the difference in meaning between When will XYZ bank release the results of clerks? When would XYZ Bank release the results of clerks? Please correct the above sentences if ...
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What’s the difference between “Are you going” and “Will you go”?

What’s the difference between these two alternatives: Are you going to England this summer? Will you go to England this summer?
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When should one use “shall” and "will”? [duplicate]

When should one use “shall” and "will”? 'Sure, I __________ come.' Which word - "shall" or "will" - should be used in the blank?
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When should I use “shall” versus “will”?

Which is the correct use of these two words, and in which context should one be used rather than the other?