-In the office there was only a cat. The cat sat on the floor.-
Rickey went to a class. I'll go out after looking in on the class.
-The door of a classroom was open a little. In the classroom, Rickey was giving a lecture.-
There were about fifty students. But half of them seemed to be sleeping.
"Let's call it a day," Rickey said.
At the same time, the noise including the voice of many students arose. Students went out of the classroom before my eyes.
"I'm going to go to Japan next vacation."
"That sounds interesting."
"I'm looking forward to going to Kyoto."
"Hey, Sherry. Long time no see," several students were talking to me.
I am known to students here. I know some students in the class by sight, but I've never spoken to them.
-The point 1-
Let's call it a day
"Call it a day" means finishing it and going home.
It's already eight.
I have worked hard today.
Let's call it a day.
It is getting dark.
Let's call it a day.
-The point 2-
I'm going to go to Japan next vacation.
"I'm going to go to Japan." means I have the plan to go to Japan. "I'm going to" is used when we have the plan in the future. After "to", the verbs are put.
I'm going to go to the party tonight. Do you want to come?
Yes. I want to go.
I'm going to go to Japan this summer with my keeper.
I envy you, Buttered. What are you going to do in Japan?
She is going to take photos in Hokkaido. I'm going to see views with her.
When "be going to" is changed into the past tense, it means the plan was in the past. Thus, it was not done.
I was going to go to Japan this summer with my keeper.
But she caught cold.
Hello, Sherry. Has Rickey asked Mary?
No. He hasn't asked her yet?
When will he talk to her?
I don't know. He was going to ask her yesterday. But he was not able to do it.
Moreover, to say the reason, "to + the verb" can be put after "be going to."
I'm going to go to the restaurant to have lunch.
I want to go with you.
"For + the noun" is also used. The following example is the above added "for + the noun" instead of "to + the verb."
I'm going to go to the restaurant for lunch.
By the way, "will" is often used. But it does not mean the plan like the above. It means thought on the spot.
Ring, ring ….
Can you answer the phone?
Sorry, I'm on another call now.
Okay, I'll answer it.
We are going to a picnic tomorrow. Did you listen to the weather report?
Yes. It will be fine tomorrow. Have a good time!
-The point 3-
I'm looking forward to going to Kyoto.
"Forward" means like front or ahead. "I'm looking forward to" means I'm waiting for something or I can't wait. After "to", the nouns or the ing verbs are put.
What are you going to do on the weekend?
I'm going to go on a trip. I'm looking forward to that.
Hello, Libre I hear you are falling in love with someone.
Have you talked to her?
Yes. I'm looking forward to seeing her.
-The point 4-
Hey, Sherry. Long time no see
"Long time no see" means we do not meet someone long time. It is used when we saw such a man as a greeting.
"I haven't seen you for a long time." is the same. "Long time no see" is the casual expression.
Hello, Buttered. Long time no see.
Hello, Sherry. I have been to Japan with my keeper.
-The point 5-
I know some students in the class by sight, but I've never spoken to them.
"I know some students in the class by sight" means I remember some students in the class. "Sight" means at a glance. "I know … by sight" means I remember or I know only the face or I know but I hardly talk to.
Do you know that cat?
No. But I know him by sight.
Do you know her at the pond?
I don't know. How about you, Buttered?
I know her only by sight. Libre is falling in live with her.
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