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Mouna mch

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I have a question if you please, Which on is correct and why : Are you going to strike tomorrow? Or Are you going to go on strike tomorrow? Thank you

20 Nov 2016      

United States

I personally would use the second,  "Are you going to go on strike tomorrow?" Strike by itself can also mean to hit something, so "Are you going to strike tomorrow?" is more ambiguous. You could be referring to striking against a company, but you could also mean strike a blow against something, or even roll a strike while bowling, depending on context.

20 Nov 2016     

United States

I agree with MoodyMoody, except if the question were addressed to the head of the union, talking about the whole group, I think "Are you going to strike tomorrow" might be more common. Also, another option is "Are you going on strike tomorrow"?

20 Nov 2016     

Mouna mch

Thank you both for your answers ...really grateful :)

20 Nov 2016     


Democratization has brought workers the right to strike and join a trade union.
We īre striking for better pay and improved safety standards.
sentences taken  from  The Cambridge  Dictionary  
Actually, both are correct  ,the  phrase go on strike  is  more formal  and probably is more likely to be   followed by  to -infinitive  
strike  +  for  
Obviously  the context in which the sentence is said  reveals the real meaning of the strike.

21 Nov 2016