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𝔸 teacher asked her seventh grade class, "Now, who can tell me which human organ grows 10 times larger when stimulated?"

Martha stood up, bright red and angry, and shrieked, "How can you ask such a question? I'm going to tell my parents and they will get you fired!"

The teacher was shocked by the outburst, but decided to ignore it. She asked the class again, "Who can tell me which human organ grows 10 times when it gets stimulated?

This time Bobby stood up and replied, "The answer is the iris of the human eye, ma'am."

"Very good, Bobby. You may sit down," the teacher replied, turning her gaze to Martha.

"Martha, I need to tell you three things. Firstly, it is obvious that you have not done your homework. Secondly, there's something wrong with your mind. And thirdly, I worry that one day you will be very, very disappointed."

What's the difference between 'will' and 'going to'?

We use 'will' to speak about a future that was not decided beforehand, an action we decide to do at the moment of speaking, as opposed to an intention. If you asked me what I was going to do this weekend I might say, "Well, I'm not sure... maybe I will go see a football match with friends." This would mean that I decided the moment I answered.

But if I knew already, if I already had tickets to the match, my answer would be: "I am going to see a football match with my friends." Let's consider another situation. You see me go toward the door during a meeting at work. Naturally you ask: "Where are you going?" You will never say "Where will you go," because you know I'm leaving the room for a reason, something I've already decided. So you use "going to".

Check out these example sentences

Already decided Decided just now
What are you going to be when you grow up? What will you do if they don't go with you?
I am not going to class tomorrow. I'm tired. If it rains tomorrow I won't go to class.
When are you going to go on holiday? Will you go on holiday if I lend you my car?
What are we going to have for lunch tomorrow? If it's sunny we will have barbecue next to the pool.
Which band is going to play at your wedding? Led Zeppelin said they'll play at my wedding!
Is she going to eat with you on Friday? Yes, she will eat with me if I ask her nicely.


Will vs. Going to Will vs. Going to (BBC) Will vs. Going to (trick)

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