Will 1. Promises – will是一種承諾。 Johnny: Mom, if I get 100 on my math test, will you take me out for ice cream? Mom: Yes, I'll take you out for ice cream. I promise. 2. Offers to help –願意幫忙別人時也用will Patricia: I lost my ring. Brian: No problem. I'll help you find it. 3. Request for help –請人幫忙時用will Peter: I need to change the oil in my car. Will you help me? William: Of course, I'll help you. 用Would會更有禮貌。 I need to change the oil in my car. Are you going to help me?這樣的問法有點粗率，不夠禮貌。 4. Predictions about the future –預測未來時用will Heather: Some statisticians predict that there will be10 billion people in the world by 2050. Melinda: I think they are right. I heard there won't be enough food in the world for everyone. Will常用於預測，但也可以用be going to. 5. Refusal of things -拒絕時也用will Walter: I can't open this bottle of wine. Sally: Yeah. The cork won't come out. Be Going To 1. State a plan or intention－代表一項計畫、意向或行動時，用be going to Holly: What are you going to do this summer? Mandy: I am going to travel across Europe. I am going to see everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Coliseum in Rome. 資料來源：http://blog.udn.com/corecorner/4075725 =============================================== 11. 說明計畫或意圖：在正式的文章裡，我們用shall說明計畫或意圖，如文章、演講、授課或書中引言即常用到shall。 I shall address the issue of serious crime later on. 稍後我還會討論關於重大犯罪的問題。 資料來源：http://www.english.com.tw/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=23841 ============================================ 個人見解： 很久以前的印象中，我記得 be going to 和 will 相較，前者通常指較短的時間，後者則較長。 ex:I am going to do my homework five minutes later.I will go to Egypt next month.