Will or going to ...

tana   Saturday, July 05, 2003, 22:17 GMT
Can we say : I will be going to do some shopping tomorrow ?
David Bosch   Saturday, July 05, 2003, 22:36 GMT
Good question.
don't leave me alone !   Sunday, July 06, 2003, 04:56 GMT
Where is everybody ?
All in vacation ?
Lana   Sunday, July 06, 2003, 18:51 GMT
Yes, you can say that. But in that sentence, the "going" is used as a participle in the sense of moving or traveling, not as the future tense indicator.
shana   Tuesday, July 08, 2003, 20:01 GMT
When do you use this kind of future :
I'll have finished my work tomorrow.
Ryan   Tuesday, July 08, 2003, 21:25 GMT
This is used when referring to something in the future that is relatively in the past in reference to another future event you are trying to describe.

For instance, "By the time I go to the concert this weekend, I will (I'll) have finished my homework."

This is not a common colloquial construction in English anymore (at least American English). Instead, people swap around "finshed" and "my homework" so that the sentence becomes:

"By the time I go to the concert this weekend, I'll have my homework finished."

This is not technically correct English, but it is used by English language speakers so they will not have to use the cumbersome "will have" construction.

Note that saying "I'll have my work finished by tomorrow" is a perfectly correct sentence but has a different connotation to it.

shana   Tuesday, July 08, 2003, 23:38 GMT
Thanks Ryan . Are you a teacher ?