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Hello,

My friends and I are confused of the pattern of this sentence:

I am going to do my homework.

According to one of my friends, to do my homework is the direct object which I totally disagreed because the verb go is intransitive and the infinitive phrase "to do my homework" functions as an adverb in the sentence. Therefore the pattern is S+V or is it an S+V+DO?

She said that "I will do my homework" and 'I'm going to do my homework' had the same pattern because both sentences mean future action--decision.

Thanks a lot,

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Hi,

My friends and I are confused of the pattern of this sentence:

I am going to do my homework.

According to one of my friends, to do my homework is the direct object which I totally disagreed because the verb go is intransitive and the infinitive phrase "to do my homework" functions as an adverb in the sentence. Therefore the pattern is S+V or is it an S+V+DO?

She said that "I will do my homework" and 'I'm going to do my homework' had the same pattern because both sentences mean future action--decision.

The DO in both cases is homework.

will do is a simple future tense verb form. So, I will do my homework is S +V + DO.

am going to do is another form of future tense verb form. So, I am going to do my homework is S +V + DO.

Best wishes, Clive