[going to] Can
be expected to; planning to. - Used after "is" (or"was", etc.), with an
infinitive, in the same way "will" is used, toshow future.
Some day that big
tree is going to rot and fall.
Look at those dark clouds. It's going to
The boys are goingto practice football this afternoon.
minute Ben thought thecar was going to hit him.
I was going to attend the
meeting, butafter supper I forgot about it.
- Sometimes used without
That worn rope hasn't broken yet, but it's going to.
some more wood on the fire." - "I'm going to."