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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.
tks a lot.
Are both of them referring to an arrangement? If yes, why just use present progressive instead of future progressive?
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.
Simon, is it common for people in Bolivia to speak Galician as their native language?
Simon, please take the trouble to write thanks in full.
Probably not that many.