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domenico
Canada

Going to
 

I would like your opinion.  When you use going to can you make a question even though it is not planned.  For example ´where are you going to tonigt? ´.  Is that ok or do you have to use where will you go tonight?

3 Apr 2009      



Tere-arg
Argentina

Where are you going to  go tonight?  is asking about the listener´s plans.

What are you doing tonight? is asking about the arrangements made.

Will is used for spontaneous decisions and future predictions (no intention implied or facts to base upon)
I  am not sure about the correctness of asking "What will you do tonight?" unless you continue it saying "What will you do tonight if it rains/if ..."

3 Apr 2009     



eng789
Israel

As a Canadian -  If this was a quiz question : Where _______________ (you/go) to night? 
I would expect to get -   Where will you go tonight ?  or Where are you going to go tonight?
 
But I would accept - Where are you going to night?   If it was free writing. 

 

3 Apr 2009     



douglas
United States

Barbara, I think you mean " going to tonight"  or??

3 Apr 2009     



Neru006
Argentina

I would say: Where are you going tonight?

Using "Going to" implies present intentions for the future BUT when the main verb with "going to" is "go", it is commonly omitted.
 
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8 Apr 2009