In this post you will learn the difference between WILL and GOING TO with examples and exercises.
When to Use WILL
-Express future actions decided at the moment of speaking.
I think I will buy new clothes.
I will help you.
I will buy a drink.
It will be ok.
I won’t travel by bus.
Used to predict future based on personal opinions or experiences rather than specific evidences. We often use WILL with: I am sure, I am certain, I don’t think, I know etc…
Don’t worry, I am sure you will pass your exam.
I don’t think I will talk to him anymore.
When to Use GOING TO
Express future plans decided before the moment of speaking.
-Something that is likely to happen
I am going to be kind.
He is going to start working.
Look at the clouds. It is going to rain.
Will and Going to – Future Tense PDF
“Will” and “going to” both express future actions, but “going to” refers to a plan or intention already made, while “will” is used for spontaneous decisions or to make predictions.