I have just completed a TEFL certificate course and I have always prided myself on speaking the Queen's English - I believe it is called RP (Receptive Pronunciation). However, I was appalled to find that I had answered one of the grammar questions in my exam with an incorrect answer. I need to clarify whether or not it is possible in good English to say "Tom will be going to play tennis tomorrow" I am not intending to use the "be going to" grammatical form. I am simply saying that Tom will be going somewhere tomorrow. Where will he be going? He will be going to play tennis. If you tell me that I can't say that I will have to (reluctantly) agree with you but I am sure that I say it all the time! My teacher (who is Polish) tells me that it is grammatically incorrect. Is she right?
AnonymousThe problem is that you have a "double future," since "is going to" is already a future statementNo. He already explained that that wasn't the meaning he intended. Read his post again.
The sentence is fine.