This week’s blog relates to learning about the correct use and rules of certain phrases when making plans: will, going to, bound to, sure to, likely to, might, may and could. Read the explanations and examples below and test yourself at the end with our quiz.
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TOEIC Error Correction
Will / Going To
We can use will and going to to make predictions about the future. Sometimes there is not much difference between will and going to.
- I think the weather will be nice later.
- I think the weather is going to be nice later.
We say something is going to happen because we have some physical evidence.
- I think it’s going to rain. (because there are clouds in the sky)
- I think I’m going to be sick. (because I feel terrible now)
Do not use will in these situations. We use will to make predictions when we feel something will happen because of intuition or experience.
Be bound to / Be sure to
We use be bound to/be sure to to say something is certain to happen.
- He’s bound to be late.
- He’s sure to be late.
Be likely to
We use Be likely to to say something probably will or won’t happen.
- Peter’s likely to get the job. OR It’s likely Peter will get the job.
- Jane isn’t likely to get the job. OR It’s not likely Jane will get the job.
Might / May / Could
We use might/may/could to say something possibly will or won’t happen.
- Peter might get the job.
the “Making Plans” quiz
Read the situations and complete the sentence with ‘will’ or ‘going to’.
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