The Future Tense – ‘Will’ vs ‘Going to’ | Learn The Difference

Welcome to Learnex, where you learn English for free through Hindi. In today’s English Lesson you will learn how to use the verbs ‘will’ & ‘Going to’ correctly in English. First, let’s understand the difference between the two English verbs.

Will is used in English sentences to talk about immediate decisions, decisions that you take instantly while speaking or in a conversation. For Example –  I will go shopping in the evening.

Going to is used to talk about the planned decision, these decisions could be an immediate or long term. For Example – I am going to go shopping over the weekend.


 ‘Will’ is used for immediate decisions.

I am thirsty; I will buy something to drink.

‘Going to’ is used for planned decisions.

I am going to go for a movie.

Use 01 – Will is used to offering something.

  • Will you need my help?
  • Will you have tea or coffee?
  • Would you like to have something cold to drink?

‘Would’ – Past tense of ‘Will’

  • Will you marry me?
  • Yes, I will marry you.

Use 02 – Will is used for making a promise.

  • You don’t worry, we will always remain geed friends.
  • You don’t worry, I will not tell anyone about it.

Use 03 – Will is used for making a request.

  • Will you please pass me the salt?
  • Will you please keep quiet?
  • Will you please listen to me?
  • Will you please do me a favour?
  • Will you please buy me a new dress?

Use 04 – Will is used for invitations.

  • I would like to invite you to my birthday party.
  • Will you come with me for a movie?
  • I will be late, will you wait for me?

Use 05 – Will is used to threatening someone.

  • If you don’t reach in next 5 minutes, I will go alone to watch the movie.
  • If you will not listen to me, I will tell your Mom.
  • I will complain about this to our boss.
  • Will you listen to me? Or shall I call the police?

Use 06 – Will is used t say ‘NO’ to something

  • I will not do this.
  • I will not give up.
  • I will miss you.
  • I will cry now.
  • I will be late.
  • We will go together.
  • I will explain it to them.
  • I am so frustrated with my job that I will resign soon.
  • I will catch you later.
  • I will surely come home.
  • It’s already 7, I will have to leave.
  • I will call you later.
  • I am very tired today, I will stay home.

Going to is used to talk about planned decisions.

  • This weekend, I am going to go shopping.

Going to – Gonna (slang word)

  • This weekend, I am gonna go shopping.
  • They are going to come to the party.
  • We are going to have a big party.
  • I am going to take my family on a vacation.
  • Is he really going to buy a new car?
  • I am going to tell her everything.
  • I am going to watch TV.
  • We are going to have dinner in some time.
  • We are going to play cricket.
  • I am going to have a bath.
  • I am going to call her.
  • You are going to miss the train.


Going to is also used to estimate something.

  • I think It’s going to rain.
  • I think India is going to win this match.
  • I think she is going to throw a party.
  • I think I am going to go for a vacation.
  • I will probably go for a vacation.



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