To talk about actions planned to happen in the near future.
To talk about predictions based on what can be seen (something that evidently is going to happen).
They are the words and phrases that generally appear in this tense sentences
- Next week.
Subject + Verb To Be + Going To + Main Verb In The Infinitive + the rest of the sentence.
These kinds of sentences begin with the subject followed by the present tense of the verb "To Be".
Take into account
If the subject of the sentence is "I", the appropriate form of the verb to be is "Am".
If the subject is
He - She - It
the appropriate form of the verb to be is "Is".
If the subject is
You - We - They
the appropriate form of the verb to be is "Are".
After the verb "To Be", we always write "Going To" which indicates that something "is going to happen".
The main verb of the sentence is always written in Infinitive.
The sky is dark. It is going to rain.
I am going to buy a car tomorrow.
Look! She is going to faint!
Tom is going to visit us next week.
They are going to win the match.
Subject + Verb To Be Negative + Going To + Main Verb In Infinitive + the rest of the sentence.
In the negative form, the structure of the sentence is the same as in the Affirmative one. The verb "To Be" is written in Negative.
- Am not ('m not).
- Is not (isn't).
- Are not (aren't).
It is not going to rain tomorrow.
That tree isn't going to fall down.
We are not going to finish our homework.
Verb To Be + Subject + Going To + Main Verb In Infinitive + the rest of the sentence?
In the Interrogative form, the sentence begins with the verb "To Be" and then it is followed by the subject. The rest of the structure remains the same.
Are you going to see Emma tomorrow?
Is Dad going to work tonight?
Are they going to play in the garden?
Are you going to order something?
Is it going to rain tomorrow?