I think that tree <is going to> <will> fall over

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mog71

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italiano
1. "it's really windy. I think that tree is going to fall over" or "it's really windy. I think that tree will fall over"?
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    They’re two different ways of saying virtually the same thing. But, as Keith says, the first is more idiomatic.
     

    sound shift

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    English - England
    Trees falling over sounds odd to me. In this case, if I had to start with "I think that tree ...", I would say "I think that tree is going to come down" or "I think that tree is going to fall."
     
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