English/Parts of Speech/Verbs/Tenses/Future with 'going to' and 'will'

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When talking about a planned or arranged future, 'going to' plus an infinitive is used:

  • I'm going to buy a new computer next week.
  • John is going to call me later.
  • We are going to go on a date this weekend.

On the other hand, 'will' is used for decisions made at the time of speaking:

  • I will call Bob now and see when he is coming.
  • I will see who is at the door.