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What is the difference between GOING TO and will. ?? Please help me . Also Could you write examples

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Sometimes, It is a matter of probability. Especially, when the situation is related to decisions.

Going to = very likely

example: I am going to the office tomorrow. ( I am very sure about this. In fact, This happens every day)

Will = not so certain

example: I will go to a party this weekend. (I am not sure about this. I like parties, but maybe I will do anything else)

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Es como la diferencia entre voy a hablar y hablaré. I am going to speak Spanish in Peru when I visit.- a definite goal, a promise. I will speak Spanish in Peru. when I visit.- a probability, a wish, a decision, not as definite. But in common usage they are pretty interchangeable. I don't think most native speakers even realize that there is ANY difference in usage.

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With all due respect (i am by no means trying to be rude or anything) but i disagree with it being a probability or a wish.Whilst "will" is used for a prediction based on opinion, it is used for future fact eg: The sun WILL rise tomorrow.(I am kind of hoping that the sun rising is a fact and not a probability).

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You're not being rude - and you brought up a good point. Disagreeing politely is one of the great things we can do here.
That's one of those places where will and going to mean pretty much exactly the same thing. The sun will rise tomorrow, the sun is going to rise tomorrow. The little nuances in use are really confusing for beginners, and are even hard for native speakers to explain. And yes, will, especially if the word will is stressed when the sentence is spoken, can be more definite than going to. I tell my (beginning) ESL students to use whichever one they remember, because 99% of the time or more it doesn't matter. And when it does, it's pretty advanced, close to native speaker level nuance.

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good point on teaching students to use whichever they remember..i guess at the end of the day it is one of those minor things that would not probably matter and it would save students a lot of confusement.I bet that you are a great teacher :)

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For the most part, I think they can be interchangeable.

I will eat lunch. I am going to eat lunch.

About the same thing. I would probably say "I am going to eat lunch".

I will always love you. I am going to always love you.

I'd probably say "I will always love you." in that case... but it might just be because of the song.

I will never forget you. I am going to never forget you.

I'd probably say "I will never forget you."

So... while they are interchangeable, just from thinking through these examples, will seems to sound more natural with emotions, and going to sounds more natural with actions.

I will be so happy, you will love it... I am going to sleep, I am going to buy a book...

It's very subtle, and it could also be a dialect that I'm not aware of, since it's something I've never formally been taught. It sounds better one way, but is okay either way.

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there is a difference..here is a link that i hope helps. http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/will-or-be-going-to.html

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Hello I'm from Mèxico. we use "GOING TO" for express present continous, the things that happens inmmediately when we say. for example: I am going to play soccer (30 mins). we use WILL to express the FUTURE for example: I will play soccer (2 days, may be) SUMMARY GOING TO (NEAR FUTURE) WILL (FAR FUTURE)

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