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How to use the 'going to future'?



 
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How to use the 'going to future'? #1 (permalink) Mon Oct 18, 2004 15:02 pm   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

Test No. incompl/elem-10 "Present Tense", question 3

......... to see that film that is on at the cinema next week?

(a) Do you go
(b) Is you going
(c) Are you going

Test No. incompl/elem-10 "Present Tense", answer 3

Are you going to see that film that is on at the cinema next week?

Correct answer: (c) Are you going
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Going to + base verb #2 (permalink) Mon Oct 18, 2004 15:32 pm   Going to + base verb
 

Hi gbacks,

Many thanks for your question. You can use going to when you want to express the intention (the plan) to do something.

Please, take a look at these examples:


  • Now that I have improved my English I'm going to take the TOEFL test.
  • We're going to take a trip to London tomorrow.
  • When are you going to speak to your manager?


If you like we can give you more examples - just let us know.
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Are you going to see that film that is on at the cinema next week? #3 (permalink) Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:16 am   Are you going to see that film that is on at the cinema next week?
 

1) why in this sentence we are using "on and at" together?
2) Why is he late every time we arrange to meet? , why we are not using "he is" instead o using "is he", can we use 2 questions together?????
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How to use the 'going to future'? #4 (permalink) Tue Oct 02, 2007 18:26 pm   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

1. Because in this case "on" is used with the same meaning as "go on", "turn on" and so on :D not as "put on"
2. Because this is the question form in English - verb "to be" shifts its place with the pronoun/ noun.
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How to use the 'going to future'? #5 (permalink) Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:46 am   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

Thanks kikon for your reply.....it helped!!!
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How to use the 'going to future'? #6 (permalink) Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:06 am   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

Let me add something here.
1.The word "ON" in the first question means to be seen or active (If I've got it right.) See some sample sentences.

-Have the TV on because I want to listen to the evening news !
-May I see what program is on tomorrow?

2. For the second question, why don't we say "Where you are from?. Could this help or not?
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How to use the 'going to future'? #7 (permalink) Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:41 am   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

Hi Vibhajha, Nice to meet you. looking forward to communicate with you.
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How to use the 'going to future'? #8 (permalink) Tue Jan 12, 2010 22:33 pm   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

You can also use "on" two times..

Ex: "We are gonna watch the game that is ganna be on on saturday"
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How to use the 'going to future'? #9 (permalink) Tue Mar 16, 2010 15:44 pm   How to use the 'going to future'?
 

why I can't use do you going.
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Re: Going to + base verb #10 (permalink) Fri Jul 08, 2011 20:36 pm   Re: Going to + base verb
 

Thanks, this help me to use the correct grammar when writing.
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Re: How to use the 'going to future'? #11 (permalink) Fri Jul 08, 2011 21:34 pm   Re: How to use the 'going to future'?
 

Vamsivikas wrote:
why I can't use do you going.

For the same reason as you wouldn't say the statement. "I do going."

The statement is 'I am going' which uses the verb 'be', so the related question also needs to use the word 'be': Are you going?
You may also be interested in this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv321.shtml
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