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To Be Going To – Meaning

We use be going to to talk about the future in the following situations:

1. When we have already decided or we intend to do something. The decision has been made before the moment of speaking.

• I’m going to go on a business trip next month. (intention)

• She’s going to quit her job tomorrow. (she has already decided)

2. When there are signs or evidence that something is going to happen. Something is likely to happen based on the evidence or experience you have.

• Our company is doing great! We are going to make a lot of money this year! (expectations based on evidence)

• You’re never going to pass the exam if you keep on wasting your time instead of studying. (expectations based on evidence)

3. When something is about to happen.

• The meeting’s going to begin in a moment.