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"We are going to go on a picnic tomorrow and we are going to be grilling meat. Our friends will bring food and we will provide the drinks."
I was told that I might use the future progressive tense to suggest the possibility of change???
Last edited by ostap77; 13-Feb-2011 at 17:56.
"The future progressive allows for the possibility of change with regard to some future event:
**We will go to Everglades National Park on our vacation (defenite plan)**
**We will be going to Everglades National Park on our vacation.**
(less definite in that it allows for a change in plans;i.e. "............unless we run out of time.)
p.128 "The Grammar Book" by Marianne Celce-Murcia, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Howard Williams
I cannot quote a grammar book, but I don't make that kind of differentiation when I speak.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
I agree with the others. You can add, "unless we run out of time" to any of those forms.