English future tense / Going to + verb / Learn English grammar

English future tense / Going to + verb / Learn English grammar

In this complete tutorial for beginners’ learners are going to learn when and how to use “Future Tense with going to + verb, so we are going to look at verbs in the future tense, and in particular we are going to look at the form of going to + a verb. Future tense with going to expresses a logical prediction for the future or an intention or plan in the future events. This tense is constructed with: be + going to infinitive. Let’s start the lesson.

Here we can see somebody is washing a car and so we can say;

Here we can see somebody is washing a car and so we can say;

Present progressive of the verb    +     Infinitive of the verb

 “to go”

-I am going                                       to wash                        

-You are going                                 to wash

-He / she / it is going                       to wash

-We are going                                  to wash

-They are going                               to wash

I am going to wash    Am I going to wash?I am not going to wash          
You are going to wash           Are you going to wash?You are not going to wash
He / she / it is going to washIs he/she/it going to wash?He / she / it is not going to wash
We are going to washAre we going to wash?We are not going to wash
They are going to washAre they going to wash?They are not going to wash


1. An action in the future that has been planned or prepared.

          I am going to visit my grandparents next week.

          Tomorrow, we are going to watch a movie.

          After taking a nap, he’s going to go for a walk.

2. A conclusion regarding the immediate future. An expectation.

          I can see dark snow clouds. It is going to snow again soon.

          John missed the train. He is going to be late.


Native English speakers often say “gonna”. We use “gonna” /gənə/ instead of going to in informal contexts, especially in speaking and in song lyrics.


I’m hungry. I’m gonna have a sandwich.

I’m hungry. I’m going to have a sandwich.

gonna” = going to


“gonna” is NOT good English.

It is very informal.

It is used in spoken English only. Do NOT write it!

It is very common. You will hear it a lot!


Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form using going to.

  1. It (rain) is going to rain.
  2. They (eat)____________ stew.
  3. I (wear) ____________ blue shoes tonight.
  4. We (not / help) ___________ you.
  5. Jack (not / walk) ___________ home.
  6. (cook / you) ___________ dinner?
  7. Sue (share / not) ___________ her biscuits.
  8. (leave / they) ___________ the house?
  9. (take part / she) ___________ in the contest?

10. I (not / spend) ___________   my holiday abroad this year.


  1. It is going to rain .
  2. They are going to eat stew.
  3. I am going to wear blue shoes tonight.
  4. We are not going to help you.
  5. Jack is not going to walk home.
  6. Are you going to cook  dinner?
  7. Sue is not going to share her biscuits.
  8. Are they going to leave the house?
  9. Is she going to take part in the contest?

10. I am not going to spend my holiday abroad this year.

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