Usar ''If Clause'' com ''will'' ou ''be going to''?

I'd like to know if it's possible use an If Clause with (Be Going To) for example:
(What I've learned in school):

>> If it rains, I WILL stay home.

I wanna know if it's possible use this structure:

>> If it rains, I AM GOING TO stay home.

Thank you guys!

Paul

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Awesome question, pauloos!

The grammar books say you must follow very strict rules about the conditional tenses. And we always learn that the 1st conditional is the "if" clause + present simple..."future with will".

Well, in English, one of the last tenses we use to talk about the future is the future with "will"!!!

So, yes, you are more than welcome and I encourage you to use the many other present tenses we use to express future ideas!

Examples:

If it is nice out, I am going to the beach.

If it is nice out, I am going to go to the beach.

If it is nice out, I will be going to the beach.

If it is nice out, I will go to the beach.

Or...

If the plane arrives on time, we are leaving at 10:15.

If the plane arrives on time, we are going to leave at 10:15.

If the plane arrives on time, we leave at 10:15.

If the plane arrives on time, we will be leaving at 10:15

If the plane arrives on time, we will leave at 10:15.


Take your pick! Great question and good luck!!

Josh