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    javadghiasi86 is offline Newbie
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    what is the difference between these two statements


    * He will see you
    * He will be seeing you

    Your explanations are appreciated in advance.

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    There is no real difference, but the first expression is more commonly used.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Default Re: query

    Quote Originally Posted by javadghiasi86 View Post


    What is the difference between these two statements? (Use proper capitalisation and punctuation.)


    * He will see you. (You need a full stop.)
    * He will be seeing you.

    Your explanations are appreciated in advance. Unnecessary. Just click on the Like button when you get an answer you find helpful.
    Welcome to the forums, javadghiasi.

    The difference lies in the context in which they are used.

    'Can I have an appointment with the doctor?'
    'Yes. He will see you at 3 o'clock.'

    'Can I have an appointment in November?'
    'He will be seeing you before that'.

    A better title would have been 'He will see you.'

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    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed. (Avoid phrases like "query", "HELP!", "Urgent!", "translation please", "how do I say this", "I'm new" and similar expressions.)

    Rover

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