cloudy and windy

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Which tense is correct? The simple future or the near future?
1. It will be cloudy and windy tomorrow.
2. It is going to be cloudy and windy tomorrow.
Thanks.
 
  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    Both are correct and possible. The second one is more likely to be spoken in casual conversation. The first sounds like a written weather report by the Weather Bureau.
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Thank you Joelline.
    But I feel something different between the sentences. Is it right?
     

    Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    The use of the simple future sometimes suggests more certainty or sureness; however, most of the time, it is merely a more formal way of speaking. I'd need to see more context (or hear the intonation) to be able to determine if this was a case where someone was making a definite prediction (this would be unusual because the weather is often unpredictable). In another context, it might be clearer:

    He will be here tomorrow. (if I stress this word with my voice, I am saying that he definitely will be here tomorrow.)
     
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