Which one is grammatically correct?
It is going to rain today or it will rain?
You will learn that right here.
English language may sometimes be difficult to understand or say especially with some confusing statements that may look alike.
One of such instances is these two statements – Is it going to rain today and it will rain.
The question is, which is grammatically correct?
Let’s examine the statements.
Before we look at the statements whether or not they are grammatically correct.
Let’s establish the type of statements that they are.
The first is a question.
It is asking the hearer if there will be rain.
Note that questions demand or require an answer on the subject that it is been asked.
This means a response is expected
On the other hand, the latter statement is not a question.
If you look at it closely, it sounds like the response to the question the first statement is asking.
It sounds as though it is providing information.
This shows that the two statements are two different worlds apart standing for two opposite meanings.
If you look at the two statements in this regard, then you will see that they are both grammatically correct looking at the meanings and the arrangement.
These statements are not wrong in their context and their meanings.
We can’t check these statements in the same context because they do not focus in the same direction.
Interestingly, the second statement offers what is missing in the first statement.
The first statement shows uncertainty and an inquisitive mind to know while the second is full of assertiveness about what the first statement seeks to know.
In their own rights, they are both grammatically correct.
The bone of contention about which is grammatically correct is really in the first statement.
The part of the first statement that is lifting this confusion is the “going” that is included.
A few people have argued that it is not right to include that when asking a question.
Well, grammarians accept its use without condemnation.
This is because it does not harm the meaning of the statement.
The second statement does not have any issue, anyone will know that there is no grammatical error with it.
I mean how will anyone say that there is an error with “it will rain”?
It can only be wrong if it is not the answer to the question anyone asked.
The statement looks like a direct statement to a discussion.
So, “it will rain” is not in any way wrong grammatically.
So, asking which is grammatically correct between “Is it going to rain today” and “it will rain” is not the right question to ask as far as I am concerned.
None of them looks bad let alone being tagged as an incorrect expression.
The two statements are good for what they represent.
Do you have a contrary opinion about “It is going to rain today and “It will rain”?
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