When Do We Use Be Going To? – One Minute English Video

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Video Transcript

Hello, welcome to TopUp Learning and welcome to your one minute lesson.  Today we are looking at the structure “be going to” but when do we use be going to?

It’s used when we have already decided or we intend to do something in the future, so it’s a future plan.  It is not a definite arrangement and the decision has been made before the moment of speaking.

So, “I’m going to buy a car”.  Am I talking about the future?  (yes).  Did I decide now, at the moment of speaking, or in the past? (I decided in the past).  Is it an intention or a plan? (yes).  Is it a definite arrangement?  (no).

To use be going to in a sentence, it’s subject + be + going to + infinite in the positive.  For the negative it’s subject + be + not + going to + infinitive.  For a question, it’s be + subject + going to + infinitive.  Pronunciation, you’ll rarely hear “I’m going to buy a car”, you’ll usually hear “I’m gonna buy a car”.

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