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    I will be writing my exam this time

    What is the difference in the meaning in below written sentences?

    I will be writing my exam this time next week.

    I will write my exam this time next week.

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    Re: I will be writing my exam this time

    With the construction "This time next week/month/year" etc, we almost always follow it with "I will be", then an adjective or the -ing form of a verb, but not "I will + infinitive".

    This time next week, I'll be flying to America.
    This time next month, I'll be 45 years old.
    This time next year, I'll be running my own business.
    This time tomorrow, I'll be on my way to Belgium.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I will be writing my exam this time

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    What is the difference in the meaning in below written of the following sentences?

    I will be writing my exam this time next week.

    I will write my exam this time next week.
    The second is unnatural.

    We don't write an exam, so the first would be OK as

    'I will be taking my exam this time next week'.

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    But I think sentence " I will write my exam this time next week." is in simple future tense, grammatically correct, explain meaning well.
    Then what is the need of future continuous?
    Thanks

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    Re: I will be writing my exam this time

    It's the structure we use for a current activity or something which will be a current activity at the time being referred to. If someone asks you about the activity in which you are engaged at this exact moment (ie right now), they don't ask "What do you do right now?" (simple present interrogative), they ask "What are you doing right now?" (present continuous interrogative) and you answer "I am reading a book" (present continuous), not "I read a book" (present simple).

    The same goes for statements about the future. The statement you gave refers to an activity in which you will be engaged at this moment in time but in one week. If you were asked the question "What are you doing?" (present continuous interrogative) in the middle of your exam, you would say "I'm taking my exam" (present continuous). The future form is "What will you be doing this time next week?" (future continuous interrogative) and the answer is "I will be taking my exam this time next week" (future continuous).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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