English Grammar- Future Tenses

by Azer Huseynov
(Korea)

I have one question about English grammar.


*What are you doing this evening?
*What are you going to do this evening?
*What you will do in this evening?

All of them are right, I think. Could you explain the difference between them? Thanks for answer.
Hi Azer,

Great question! First of all, you are correct. All three of your sentences are correct. You can use all of them. They are also very similar in meaning.

Let's take a look.

1) What are you doing this evening?
This is asking about the concrete plans that someone has. It could be in the future or it could be in the present. (What are you doing with that gun!?)

2) What are you going to do this evening?
This is asking about someone's intentions (what someone intends or plans to do that evening). This is an informal expression (going to).

3) What will you do this evening?
This is similar to your first sentence. It is asking about your intentions that are set or almost 100% for sure. It is talking about the future in a general way.

I hope that answers your question Azer.
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