Are you planning to leave soon

Ptak

Senior Member
Rußland
Could someone tell me please which sentence is better (or the both are fine)?

Are you planning to leave soon or will you stay for a while?

Are you about to leave or will you stay for a while?



Thanks.
 
  • g_man_50

    Senior Member
    USA English
    They are both correct but not the same. When someone is about to do something, the act is imminent, perhaps even already begun. When someone is going to do something soon, the time of the event is not imminent, but rather indeterminate. It could be in a few minutes or in an hour.
     
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