Pied_Piper
И свет, угасая, отрезал безумного мальчика от его тени...
Right now I am looking through the manuals to brush up (at least) my English. That somehow helps me to restore my confidence in my command of language. No matter how pathetic it looks like.

So, today I've come across Tenses and revised 'Different ways of expressing future actions.'

The ways are from the manual, the examples are from my life (well, more or less).
Well, this is the point to keep a diary, isn't it?

To be going to - denotes planned and intended actions.

I'm going to start looking for a room to rent in July.
I'm going to call to the book store next week.
My friends and I are not going to go out of town this weekend.

Be to - officially arranged actions.

I am to get my master's degree diploma on the 13th of July.
My danse classes are to start on the 12th of July.
By the end of the month graduate students are to leave the dorm.

Be about to - something's going to happen very soon.

I am about to start watching a documentary film.
They are about to drop in.
She is about to finish her reading.
We are about to leave for a trip.

The Present Simple Tense - fixed actions with verbs of motion

I go out at 2 o'clock.
I come to her place in a week.
We leave in a couple of hours.

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