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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
would you help me?

Which one can be used?
(a) I'm going to Rome when I finish my Italian lessons.
(b) I'm going to go to Rome when I finish my Italian lessons.
(c) I'll go to Rome when I finish my Italian lessons.
(d) I'll be going to Rome when I finish my Italian lessons.

Are there any other sentences with the same meaning?

Hirashin
 

mdchachi

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I think they are all acceptable and mean basically the same thing.

You could also replace "when I finish" with "as soon as I finish" or "after I finish" in all of the above.
And you could replace "when I finish my Italian lessons" with "when my Italian lessons are done."
And of course instead of "go to Rome" you can say "head to Rome" or "travel to Rome."
So there are many permutations with the same meaning.
 

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Thank you for the help. Do you say "head to Rome" rather than "head for Rome"?
 

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Yeah, pretty much all the same, although I'd say A and B sound like facts, C sounds like a prediction and D sounds like it's set in stone, everything arranged, etc.
I'd just also head TO sounds like your going directly to that destination while head FOR sounds like it's your final destination but you might stop off at a few places en route or take a more circuitous route.
Edit: "A" sounds like something definitely decided too I'd say, whereas B is a little weaker, although it depends on how you say them aswell, your intonation, and just your preferred phrases too.
 
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Thanks, mdchachi and Michael2.

Mdchachi, we say ローマ instead of ローム for some reason.
 
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