about to vs going to

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about to vs going to

Post by ankit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:37 pm

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about to vs going to

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Re: about to vs going to

Post by Alan » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:26 am

This is really just a meaning difference, not one of grammar but...

The first construction refers to something that is going to be done very soon, while 'be going to' can refer to events happening at any time in the future.

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