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will or going to


will or going to

Hello everyone! I m unsure about one thing and I would like your assistance, please.


I ve got the following phrase: Oh, no! John must have stolen my money! I .......................... (not trust) that man again!
Would you say: I won t trust that man again , since it s decision taken at the moment of speaking, or
I m not going to trust that man again , since it s intention?  I m a little confused.
Thanks a lot for your answers in advance. 

18 Jan 2016      

Russian Federation

The first variant sounds better, but both ones are possible. You explained the difference yourself.

18 Jan 2016     

United States

I definitely agree with korova-daisy. I will add that not only does the first sound better (won t) and more natural, but it also sounds more like a blanket statement, especially if you add "ever", to get "I won t ever trust that man again".

18 Jan 2016     


Thank you for your answers!

18 Jan 2016