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  1. vectra's Avatar
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    I promise I won't

    Hello everyone,

    Is it possible to express the same idea using different grammar structures in the following sentence?

    Okay! I promise I will not use your computer while you are out.
    and
    Okay! I promise I will not be using your computer while you are out.

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by vectra; 14-Jan-2011 at 20:30. Reason: second thoughts

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    Re: I promise I won't

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    Okay! I promise I will not use your computer while you are out.
    and
    Okay! I promise I will not be using your computer while you are out.
    As a promise, the first of your sentences is far more natural, in my opinion.

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