Two phrases we use to talk about the future are "will" and "going to."
Today, let's look at the differences between them and how we can use them naturally in our conversations.
We use will to talk about facts or our beliefs about the future. For example:
◆I'm sure it will be sunny tomorrow.
◆I won't have to work overtime tonight.
If we are not sure about the future, we often add words like "probably," "I hope," and "I think."
◆The flight will probably be cancelled due to the heavy snowstorm.
◆I hope you will be able to come to the party.
On the other hand, going to often means that we have evidence about the future.
◆It's so cloudy. I'm sure it's going to start raining soon.
◆Tom is not going to join us for dinner. He said he has to work late.
Another difference between will and going to is when we talk about decisions and plans.