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Hi there

I'd like to know which form is more accurate:
(1) He is clever. He will pass the exam.
(2) He is clever. He is going to pass the exam.

According to what I read in Swan's PEU, I think WILL is more accurate.

He says: " We prefer will for predictions when there isn't such outside evidence- when we are talking more about what is inside our heads: what we know, or believe, or have calculated."
PEU 39-2  4th edition

What do you think ?

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@Dr Ahmed posted:

I'd like to know which form is more accurate:
(1) He is clever. He will pass the exam.
(2) He is clever. He is going to pass the exam.



Hi, Dr Ahmed—From a native-speaking standpoint, both answers are perfectly fine; neither of them is more accurate than the other.

They can be used interchangeably: "You have nothing to worry about. He is clever. He {will / is going to} pass the exam."

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