Use of aller gagner instead of future tense

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Use of aller gagner instead of future tense

Why does one use allons gagner instead of gagnerons (future tense)?  What determines which is better?

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is le futur proche. It is used just, like its English correspondence, for events in the more immediate future.

I shall win. -- Je gagnerai.
I am going to win. -- Je vais gagner.

Use of aller gagner instead of future tense

Why does one use allons gagner instead of gagnerons (future tense)?  What determines which is better?

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