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Gershon Kozokin
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Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?

we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.
a. are going to go

Thanks Gershon
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Cybercypher
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"Gershon Kozokin" <[email protected]> burbled news:[email protected]:

[q1]> Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*?[/q1]

"Should the verb in the following sentence be 'go'?"

[q1]> it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q1]
[q1]> a. are going to go[/q1]

There are five ways of saying this:

1. We go to Las Vegas next month.

2. We will go to Las Vegas next month.

3. We are going to go to Las Vegas next month.

4. We are going to Las Vegas next month.

5. We will be going to Las Vegas next month.

All 5 are valid and grammatical ways of expressing future time in English, but they are not all
equally acceptable in all situations.

The answer to your question "Should the verb in the following sentence be 'go'?" has to be
ambiguous: Yes, it can be just "go", but it doesn't *have to be*. Sjould it be just "go"? I don't
know. What are the other choices? As you can see from my list, three of the five sentences use the
base form "go", so any one of those three can be correct, depending upon the question asked and the
context of the answer.

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John Ramsay
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Gershon Kozokin wrote:

[q1]> Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q1]
[q1]> a. are going to go[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thanks Gershon[/q1]

English and other languages often use the present for the future.

In both cases 'we go' and 'we are going to go' are acceptable even though the future tense 'we will
go' is what some would say should be used.

But it should not be 'the Las Vegas' as 'Las' is Spanish for 'the'.
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Britt Nolan
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It's "we are going to Las Vegas next month." No article before Las Vegas, it's a city.

Gershon Kozokin wrote:

[q1]> Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q1]
[q1]> a. are going to go[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Thanks Gershon[/q1]
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Britt Nolan
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John Ramsay wrote:

[q1]> Gershon Kozokin wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q2]
[q2]> > a. are going to go[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > Thanks Gershon[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> English and other languages often use the present for the future.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> In both cases 'we go' and 'we are going to go' are acceptable even though the future tense 'we[/q1]
[q1]> will go' is what some would say should be used.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> But it should not be 'the Las Vegas' as 'Las' is Spanish for 'the'.[/q1]

That's confusing. "Las" is Spanish for "the", but that's not why you wouldn't say it that way.
In English, you never put "the" before the name of any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the
New York".
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John Ramsay
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Britt Nolan wrote:

[q1]> John Ramsay wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Gershon Kozokin wrote:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q3]> > > Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q3]
[q3]> > > a. are going to go[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > Thanks Gershon[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > English and other languages often use the present for the future.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > In both cases 'we go' and 'we are going to go' are acceptable even though the future tense 'we[/q2]
[q2]> > will go' is what some would say should be used.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > But it should not be 'the Las Vegas' as 'Las' is Spanish for 'the'.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> That's confusing. "Las" is Spanish for "the", but that's not why you wouldn't say it that way.[/q1]
[q1]> In English, you never put "the" before the name of any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the[/q1]
[q1]> New York".[/q1]

"In English, you never put "the" before the name of
any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the New York".

The New York of today is not the New York of yesterday.

The Chicago I saw was not the Chicago I expected to see.
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Britt Nolan
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John Ramsay wrote:

[q1]> Britt Nolan wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > John Ramsay wrote:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q3]> > > Gershon Kozokin wrote:[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q3]
[q3]> > > > a. are going to go[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > Thanks Gershon[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > English and other languages often use the present for the future.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > In both cases 'we go' and 'we are going to go' are acceptable even though the future tense 'we[/q3]
[q3]> > > will go' is what some would say should be used.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > But it should not be 'the Las Vegas' as 'Las' is Spanish for 'the'.[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > That's confusing. "Las" is Spanish for "the", but that's not why you wouldn't say it that way.[/q2]
[q2]> > In English, you never put "the" before the name of any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the[/q2]
[q2]> > New York".[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> "In English, you never put "the" before the name of[/q1]
[q1]> any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the New York".[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> The New York of today is not the New York of yesterday.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> The Chicago I saw was not the Chicago I expected to see.[/q1]

You can start an argument if you want to, but you know what I meant. You're right, but in the
context, your explaination was incorrect and confusing.
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Cybercypher
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Britt Nolan wrote:
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> John Ramsay wrote:[/q1]

[...]

[q2]>> "In English, you never put "the" before the name of[/q2]
[q2]>> any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the New York".[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>The New York of today is not the New York of yesterday.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>The Chicago I saw was not the Chicago I expected to see.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> You can start an argument if you want to, but you know what I meant. You're right, but in the[/q1]
[q1]> context, your explaination was incorrect and confusing.[/q1]

There is no explanation, of course, just a demonstration that *in certain special circumstances* --
unexplained and, therefore, confusing -- it is possible to say something normally not said.

Don't bother to argue with him, Britt. It's an endless process
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John Ramsay
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Britt Nolan wrote:

[q1]> John Ramsay wrote:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]> > Britt Nolan wrote:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q3]> > > John Ramsay wrote:[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > Gershon Kozokin wrote:[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > > Hi, Does the verb In the folloing sentence should be *go*? it doesn't sound good, does it?[/q3]
[q3]> > > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > > we______________(go)to the Las Vegas next month.[/q3]
[q3]> > > > > a. are going to go[/q3]
[q3]> > > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > > Thanks Gershon[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > English and other languages often use the present for the future.[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > In both cases 'we go' and 'we are going to go' are acceptable even though the future tense[/q3]
[q3]> > > > 'we will go' is what some would say should be used.[/q3]
[q3]> > > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > > But it should not be 'the Las Vegas' as 'Las' is Spanish for 'the'.[/q3]
[q3]> > >[/q3]
[q3]> > > That's confusing. "Las" is Spanish for "the", but that's not why you wouldn't say it that way.[/q3]
[q3]> > > In English, you never put "the" before the name of any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or[/q3]
[q3]> > > "the New York".[/q3]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > "In English, you never put "the" before the name of[/q2]
[q2]> > any city. You don't say "the Chicago" or "the New York".[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > The New York of today is not the New York of yesterday.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> > The Chicago I saw was not the Chicago I expected to see.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> You can start an argument if you want to, but you know what I meant. You're right, but in the[/q1]
[q1]> context, your explaination was incorrect and confusing.[/q1]

Actually, if you had simply pointed out my mistake and left it at that, I would have acknowledged
the correction.

But you just had to go and make a different mistake all on your own -
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