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GOING TO by Mind Map: GOING TO

1. PRIOR PLAN The decision was made before the moment of speaking

1.1. I am going to the beach next weekend with my friends

2. FUNCTION

2.1. Future plans and intentions

2.1.1. EXAMPLES

2.1.1.1. I have won $1,000. I am going to buy a new TV.

2.1.1.2. We're not going to see my mother tomorrow.

2.1.1.3. When are you going to go on holiday?

2.2. Predictions

2.2.1. EXAMPLES

2.2.1.1. The sky is very black. It is going to snow.

2.2.1.2. It's 8.30! You're going to miss the train!

2.2.1.3. I crashed the company car. My boss isn't going to be very happy!

3. GRAMMAR

3.1. Three different forms

3.1.1. AFFIRMATIVE

3.1.1.1. Subject + to be + going to + verb + complement

3.1.1.1.1. EXAMPLES

3.1.2. NEGATIVE

3.1.2.1. Subject + to be + not + going to + verb + complement

3.1.2.1.1. EXAMPLES

3.1.3. QUESTION

3.1.3.1. To be + subject + going to + verb + ...?

3.1.3.1.1. EXAMPLES

4. EVIDENCE/ SIGNS When there are signs that something is likely to happen

4.1. It's 70-0. They are going to win

4.2. My stomach hurts a lot and I think I am going to throw you

5. TIME EXPRESSIONS Tomorrow/tonight/soon/next month/this week/ in an hour

5.1. EXAMPLES

5.1.1. He is going to play soccer in an hour

5.1.2. You are going to go to the library tomorrow

5.1.3. I am going to play guitar the next weekend