Mary: We will be getting married
onin January 2011.
Cathy (Mary's colleague): Congratulations.
Mary: Are you coming or not? It would be fun.
1.Are 'will be getting married' and 'are getting married'
arethe same? Yes.
Is'Are you coming' mean tan arranged action? Can it be replaced by 'will you be coming'? In this case it's an informal way of asking if Cathy will be coming. It hasn't been arranged yet because Cathy has just heard about it. Either one is acceptable in informal conversation.
thanks very much.
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