adverb + GOING TO

adverb + GOING TO

Point 34 in the category of FUTURE:

‘be going to’ with a  limited range of adverbs, after the auxiliary be form, in the normal mid position.

The EGP examples of adverbs include ‘never’ and ‘really’.

An iWeb search for:

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*we removed the past forms of BE

1 ‘M JUST GOING 10741

TLC STUDENT SPEAKING TEST EXAMPLE:

After the exams, I‘m just going to watch this.

female India B2

2 IS ONLY GOING 9750

It’s very obvious that this is only going to get worse.


3 IS ALWAYS GOING 9393

5 IS PROBABLY GOING 8173

7 ‘RE JUST GOING 6565
8 IS NEVER GOING 6538
9 ARE ALWAYS GOING 6339
10 IS JUST GOING 5220
11 ARE JUST GOING 5157

13 ARE PROBABLY GOING 4805
14 ARE ONLY GOING 4785
15 ‘RE PROBABLY GOING 4603
16 ‘RE NEVER GOING 4470
17 ‘S JUST GOING 4379
18 ARE NEVER GOING 4338
19 ‘S ALWAYS GOING 4054
20 IS REALLY GOING 3920
21 IS ALSO GOING 3813
22 ‘S PROBABLY GOING 3699
23 ‘S NEVER GOING 3671
24 ARE ALSO GOING 3552
25 IS STILL GOING 3403
26 ARE STILL GOING 3347
27 IS DEFINITELY GOING 3141
28 ARE ALL GOING 3024
29 ‘M JUST GON 2794
30 IS EVER GOING 2785
31 ‘M PROBABLY GOING 2753

33 ‘RE ALL GOING 2675
34 IS LIKELY GOING 2583
35 ARE REALLY GOING 2539
36 AM DEFINITELY GOING 2533
37 ‘RE STILL GOING 2480
38 ‘RE ALSO GOING 2477
39 AM JUST GOING 2475
40 ‘M ALSO GOING 2421
41 ‘RE ONLY GOING 2417
42 ‘M DEFINITELY GOING 2381

45 IS ACTUALLY GOING 2337
46 ‘M NEVER GOING 2200
47 ‘RE ALWAYS GOING 2053
48 ARE DEFINITELY GOING 1955

50 ‘S STILL GOING 1911
51 AM ALSO GOING 1818
52 ‘S ONLY GOING 1815

54 ARE ACTUALLY GOING 1713
55 ARE LIKELY GOING 1691
56 ‘S REALLY GOING 1669
57 ‘M STILL GOING 1606

61 ‘S ALSO GOING 1513
62 ARE EVER GOING 1502
63 ‘S DEFINITELY GOING 1443
64 ‘RE REALLY GOING 1397
65 ‘S ALL GOING 1369
66 IS CERTAINLY GOING 1248
67 ‘M ONLY GOING 1169
68 ‘RE DEFINITELY GOING 1166
69 ‘RE EVER GOING 1126

71 ‘RE JUST GON 1072
72 IS OBVIOUSLY GOING 1063

74 ‘RE ACTUALLY GOING 1053

76 ‘M ACTUALLY GOING 976
77 IS ALL GOING 938
78 ‘S EVER GOING 869
79 ‘S ACTUALLY GOING 858
80 AM PROBABLY GOING 850

82 ARE EITHER GOING 730

84 AM NEVER GOING 715

86 IS EITHER GOING 707
87 IS FINALLY GOING 695
88 ‘M ALWAYS GOING 675
89 IS SURELY GOING 674
90 ARE CERTAINLY GOING 654
91 ‘M REALLY GOING 635
92 ‘RE LIKELY GOING 631
93 AM ONLY GOING 625
94 ‘RE EITHER GOING 616
95 ‘RE NEVER GON 586
96 AM STILL GOING 578
97 ‘RE ALL GON 569
98 ‘S JUST GON 536

100 IS CLEARLY GOING 531


A1:

also, always, never, only, really

A2:

actually, certainly, clearly, ever, finally, just, probably, still

B1:
definitely, either, likely, obviously
B2:
surely

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