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marios
Italy

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      



korova-daisy
Russian Federation

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

18 Jan 2016     



yanogator
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".
 
Bruce 

18 Jan 2016     



marios
Italy

Thank you for your answers!

18 Jan 2016