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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers,
is there a difference in nuance between (a) and (b)?
(a) It'll stop raining soon.
(b) It's going to stop raining soon.
Are they both commonly used?

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Umm no. I don't see any difference. I'm from the south so we don't use very proper English ourselves but I'd say they are both very commonly used.
 

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I think the nuance is the same and both are common speech patterns.
Normally I wouldn't talk about the weather with such certainty though.
I'd probably say "it should stop raining soon" or "it looks like it will stop raining soon."
 

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Thanks for the help, Jhopesstrawberry.

I'm from the south so we don't use very proper English ourselves but I'd say they are both very commonly used.

Do you mean you are from the southern states of the US? Do you mean you usually use the dialect of that area like Tom Sawyer?
 

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Thanks, mdchachi. Certainty! I see. So you rarely use these sentences.
 

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Like mdchachi says, it would be odd to talk with such certainty about a subject you can't be that sure about. You would preface it with "I think..." or what md said or similar. "will" would be the better option as it is used for predictions. "going to" sounds factual.
 

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I agree with the others on both sentences being OK and interchangeable. However, you can usually tell when it's going to stop raining - lighter sky, fewer raindrops, so I think the sentences are realistic as well as correct.
 

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Thanks for the help, Jhopesstrawberry.



Do you mean you are from the southern states of the US? Do you mean you usually use the dialect of that area like Tom Sawyer?
Yes I am from the south as in the US but we have different kinds of not so much dialects but accents and phrasing of words. (Or is that dialects idk?) But I wouldn't say I used it the same as Tom Sawyer cause he was from Missouri area, but pretty darn close I'd say.
 
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