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    showing the will using present progressive form

    A sport player said the following sentence before the final match.

    “I’m coming out on top this time”

    It seems that the form of which is apparently present progressive tense. So, I think “I will/am going to come out on top this time” are more suitable in this case because, as you know, the person had not got the first prize yet at that moment.
    I wonder if the present progressive form can use for showing one’s own will. Such kind of terms makes me really confuse in learning English sometime.
    It would be grateful if somebody could help me!
    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: showing the will using present progressive form

    I think you're splitting hairs... Looks fine to me either way. The way they originally worded it shows confidence IMO.


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    Re: showing the will using present progressive form

    Thank you very much Cypriot!
    Confidence…I kind of understand what it really meant.
    So, is it fine if I’d say something like:
    “I am buying it tomorrow”
    ?


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    #4

    Re: showing the will using present progressive form

    That also looks/sounds OK to me, but let's not forget, I'm also a student, so maybe someone else who's smarter can chime in...


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    Re: showing the will using present progressive form

    Cypriot, I really appreciate you!
    Thanks very much for letting me know and your heads-up!

    Arigatou Regards,
    Jun

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