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Liverpool's players are known to be skilled. They.......the match easily.

a) will win b) are going to win c) win

My answer is (b) , but my teacher says that the correct answer is (a)

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I'd choose B, because you are making a prediction on some evidence, ie their skill.

But really,I think most native speakers would see no real difference berween A and B.

Clive

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Both (a) and (b) are possible (slightly different nuance). I think this is another question based on a largely bogus textbook rule about "will" and "going to" that does not exist in reality.

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Omar Ahmed

Liverpool's players are known to be skilled. They.......the match easily.

a) will win b) are going to win c) win

My answer is (b) , but my teacher says that the correct answer is (a)

Here's how I look at it.

'will' is cool, factual, neutral. 'going to' is hot, immediate, emotional.

The opening sentence in your example seems too calmly factual ('known to be') to warrant the use of 'going to'.

Liverpool's players are known to be skilled. They'll win the match easily.
But,
Liverpool is two goals ahead, and there's only a few minutes left to play! They're going to win the match.

CJ

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