Will vs Going to

In English, there are various forms are used to refer to the future. ‘Will’ and ‘going to’ are the two most common forms used in English.

will vs going to

Will vs Going to | Rule 1


Connection to Present

  • Will is used when there is no connection to the present.
  • Going to is used when there is a connection to the present.

Will vs Going to | Rule 2


Future Facts

  • Will is used with future facts or things we believe to be true.
  • Going to is not used with future facts or things we believe to be true.

Will vs Going to | Rule 3


Plans and Decisions

  • Will is used at the moment of taking a decision.
  • Going to is used to talk about a planned activity.

Will vs Going to | Rule 4


Predictions

  • Will is used to make a prediction in the far-off future.
  • Going to is used to express a prediction based on evidence in the present.

Will vs Going to | Rule 5


Miscellaneous Uses

  • Will is used to indicate promises, offers, requests or invitations.
  • Going to is not used to indicate such things.

Examples


  • I think it will be really hot tomorrow.
  • It‘s going to be really hot tomorrow.

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