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    Red face Be DUE + TO vs Will Simple tense.

    Hello everyone,

    What is the difference between those sentences?

    *The show is due to start tomorrow at 18:00.

    *The show will start tomorrow at 18:00.

    In my opinion, there's no difference, isn't it?

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by saloom2; 18-Feb-2013 at 14:09. Reason: typo
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Be DUE + TO vs Will Simple tense.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    What is the difference between those sentences?

    *The show is to start at tomorrow at 18:00.

    *The show will start tomorrow at 18:00.

    In my opinion, there's no difference, isn't it?

    Thanks in advance.
    They are both fine if you delete "at" in the first one.

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    Re: Be DUE + TO vs Will Simple tense.

    I'm so sorry, would you read it again because "due" was missing as well? And tell whether it's right or not!
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: Be DUE + TO vs Will Simple tense.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    I'm so sorry, would you read it again because "due" was missing as well? And tell whether it's right or not!
    It's fine with "due to" as well.

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    Re: Be DUE + TO vs Will Simple tense.

    One more correction:

    "In my opinion, there's no difference, isn't it is there?"

    Rover

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