be going to

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Definition of be going to

used to talk about what will happen or could happenIt's going to be cold tomorrow.It's going to rain: if you don't take an umbrella, you're going to get soaked.I am not going to tolerate any more bad behavior!I was just going to call him.

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“Be going to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20going%20to. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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