The future tense with 'be going to'
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The future tense with 'BE GOING TO'
The expression be going to, followed by a verb in the infinitive, allows us to express an idea in the near future:
Be going to can also express a conviction or a certainty:
Note: be going to can also be used with a past participle:
(however, will is used much more frequently in this type of construction: They will have finished...)
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