I'll buy / I'm buying / I'm going to buy some books tomorrow

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Pitt

Senior Member
German
Hi everybody,

I'd like to know if these sentences are possible:

1. I'll buy some books tomorrow.
2. I'm buying some books tomorrow.
3. I'm going to buy some books tomorrow.

Thanks for helping me!
 
  • namlan

    Banned
    Vietnam
    Dear Pitt!

    - As far as I know, the third sentence is the best choice. Hope other native speakers will agree with me. :)

    Best wishes,

    NamLan
     

    Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    It depends on context. The first two are more likely as a follow up in an ongoing conversation and might, for example, express having thought or not having thought about the matter before:

    A. "Don't forget you'll need plenty to read while you're on holiday."
    B1: "[I never thought of that!] I'll buy some books tomorrow."
    B2: "[I've thought about that already.] I'm buying some books tomorrow."

    The third might be more likely to be said in opening a new topic.

    Of course, these are just some possibilities.
     

    audiolaik

    Senior Member
    Polish
    Dear Pitt!

    - As far as I know, the third sentence is the best choice. Hope other native speakers will agree with me. :)

    Best wishes,

    NamLan
    Hello,

    If you ask me, a non-native speaker, I am far from being 100% sure as to which answer is the best choice in the first post. I think it is context that determines the use of each option.

    PS Blast it! MM has beaten me to it!:D
     

    Pitt

    Senior Member
    German
    It depends on context. The first two are more likely as a follow up in an ongoing conversation and might, for example, express having thought or not having thought about the matter before:

    A. "Don't forget you'll need plenty to read while you're on holiday."
    B1: "[I never thought of that!] I'll buy some books tomorrow."
    B2: "[I've thought about that already.] I'm buying some books tomorrow."

    The third might be more likely to be said in opening a new topic.

    Of course, these are just some possibilities.
    Thanks very much! You have explained it very well! :)
     
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