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    Hi there,

    Is there any difference between 'are getting...' and 'will be getting..' in the following sentence if I want to refer to a definite plan?

    1. Mary and I is getting married in November, 2011.
    2. Mary and I will be getting married in November,2011.

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    Re: married

    Quote Originally Posted by simon1234 View Post
    Hi there,

    Is there any difference between 'are getting...' and 'will be getting..' in the following sentence if I want to refer to a definite plan?

    1. Mary and I is are getting married in November, 2011.
    2. Mary and I will be getting married in November,2011.

    tks
    simon
    To me there isn't any difference, but a grammar textbook I used said that using will indicates a more definite plan.

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    Re: married

    Hi there,
    tks a lot.

    Are both of them referring to an arrangement? If yes, why just use present progressive instead of future progressive?

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    Re: married

    Simon, this is about the fourth thread you have started on this topic. You have been given reasonable explanations, and I have directed you to more in-depth explanations. What is there about the answers you have received that you cannot accept?

    All of the ways of expressing the future can, and often do, have different shades of meaning. However, there is a degree of overlap.

    Two different speakers might use a different way of describing exactly the same situation. One speaker might use different forms at different times. The speakers themselves could ofen not explain why they uttered one form rather than another.

    There are no rules in English, or indeed in most languages that I know of, to lay down exactly what forms every speaker must use to cover every imaginable situation. Stop looking for any.

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    Re: married

    Simon, is it common for people in Bolivia to speak Galician as their native language?

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    #6

    Re: married

    Simon, please take the trouble to write thanks in full.

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    Re: married

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Simon, is it common for people in Bolivia to speak Galician as their native language?
    He's not from Bolivia- he's from Hong Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    He's not from Bolivia- he's from Hong Kong
    Ah, I see. I don't think there are many native Galician speakers from there either.
    Edit, I've just noticed that he has changed his profile.

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    Re: married

    Probably not that many.

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