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Hello. I am having a problems, what tense should be used here:

Let us say, that it is very late and we are entering my house (me and my friend). He says:

1. Shhh, be quiet, you are going to wake everybody up!
2. Shhh, be quiet, you will wake everybody up!

Which of above sentences is correct?

"The Good Grammar Book" of mine tells this about predictions:

Going to: we can see the future in the present; we see things coming or starting

Will: we think or believe things about future

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Which sentence should my friend use to comment the situation?

Another book told, that the difference is so small, that both of these may be used.

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What's the truth then?
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Hi,

Both of your sentences sound fine to me. Things are not always clear-cut as to which form should be used.

In general, your understanding of the topic seems OK to me.

Best wishes, Clivei
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Spocik "The Good Grammar Book" of mine tells this about predictions: Going to: we can see the future in the present; we see things coming or starting Will: we think or believe things about future -----------------------------------------
I'm not really qualified to question given sources, but this explanation sounds rather convoluted to me. Is this a source generally recognized as reliable?
This is:

"The Good Grammar Book"
Copyright by Michael Swan & Catherine Walter 2001
Oxford University Press

Seems to be the first edition
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SpocikThis is: "The Good Grammar Book" Copyright by Michael Swan & Catherine Walter 2001 Oxford University Press Seems to be the first edition
Sounds like good qualifications. I still don't quite understand the quote, but that must be my fault. I'll look for the book.
I would be very grateful.
In that particular sentence, for some reason I would only use #2--and I would contract it: "you'll wake everyone up." Not only that but I would pronounce "you'll" as "yole". This is the sort of sentence that one would say very quickly.
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The answer should be Simple Future because there is no intend just warning. He/she thinks so.
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