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please tell me how to use "be going to", simple future tense and present continueous tense refering to future. I offen mix them up. thanks Emotion: smile
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The three forms are:

1. Present Tense: "I go to university."
2. Present Continuous: "I am going to university next year."
3. Future Continuous: "I will be going to university next year."

OK - so I know where to start, what do you see as the difference between them?
I asked the difference between:

1. simple future tense

2. be going to do

3. present continuous tense refering to future ?
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Sorry. Perhaps someone else can tell you that. And in particular, disabuse you of the notion that 'present continuous tense' refers "to the future!"

'referring' is spelt...so.
Hi,

please tell me how to use "be going to", simple future tense and present continueous tense refering to future. I offen mix them up.

Here are some basic comments, with basic examples.

There are also more complex considerations, which I won't mention here.

Timetable future.

The plane leaves tomorrow. Describes a fixed timetable or schedule.

Diary future.

I am cooking dinner tomorrow. Describes a plan or intention already settled or started on in some way. eg maybe I already went shopping and bought fish and vegetables for the dinner.

"Going to" future

I am going to cook dinner tomorrow. The simplest way to explain this is to start by saying it's a very common way to describe a plan.

"Will" future

I will cook dinner tomorrow. I usually begin to explain this to students by saying that it often reflects an instantaneous decision. eg

Mary: Tom, I need help with our visitors tomorrow.

Tom (decides quickly) : OK, I'll cook dinner.

If this brief outline doesn't answer your questions, please ask again.

Best wishes, Clive
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@ clive: thank u so much.
moonkingthank u for show me my mistakes. i know my E's not good. So i join this 4rum with the hope to improve my E.

Hi Moonking,
If you are really serious about improving your English, first thing you need to do is to get rid of the texting style English. Capitalize your 'i's' and first word of sentences. Just a suggestion...
Ok. I'll pay attention. Thanks Emotion: smile
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