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The 'going to' Form

Read these sentences.

1. I am going to talk to him now.
2. Meena is sick. Her mother is going to take her to the doctor.
The verbs 'am going to talk', 'is going to take' are in the 'going to' form and indicate actions that are about to take place in the immediate future.

THE 'GOING TO' FORM
We use : is/are/am + going to + original form of the verb
Examples :
1. I am going to talk to him now.
am + going to + talk is the original form of the verb
2. They are going to watch a movie.
are + going to+ watch is the original form of the verb

USE OF THE 'GOING TO' FORM
We use the 'going to' form to express actions that will take place in the near future:
1. when we want to do something in the near future
Example :
I am going to talk to him now.
2. there are clear indications that something will happen very soon
Example :


Meena is sick. Her mother is going to take her to the doctor.

Fill in the blanks with the going to form of the verbs given in brackets.
1. Vijay ................ (buy) the movie tickets on his way to his home.
2. I have called the doctor. He ................... (visit) us now.
3. Sita ................... (stay) with her aunt because her mother has left for Delhi.
4. The play ................. (be) funny because it is a comedy.
5. The dress suits her. She .................. (buy) it.
6. I have missed the bus. I .................. (reach) school late.
7. The sun is shining very brightly. It .................. (be) a very warm day.
8. Tarun has cleared his medical entrance examination. He ................... (join) a medical college.
9. We do not like these bangles. We ................. (return) them.
10. There are dark clouds in the sky. It .................. (rain) today.

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