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    #1

    to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    Can you tell me the difference:

    1.I'm leaving for Paris next week.
    2.I'm going to leave for Paris next week.
    3.I'll be leaving for Paris next week.

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    #2

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    There's no difference.

    2 is less common than the others.

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    #3

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    2 would probably just be said as "I'm going to Paris next week". I realise that that omits any use of the words "leave/leaving" but it's the most natural.

    I'm going to Paris next week. I leave on Tuesday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    So can I use any of these variants?

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    #5

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    After reading the two answers above, what conclusion have you come to?

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    #6

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    I don't know. For me they have very similar meaning. 1 and 3 are the same. First is the plan and agreements, that is fixed and it's 95% that the event must to be done. The second is that you planed before, but you're not sure it will certainly happen (similar to "be supposed to"). But I don't know about third.

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    #7

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's no difference.

    2 is less common than the others.
    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel7355 View Post
    I don't know. For me they have very similar meaning. 1 and 3 are the same. First is the plan and agreements, that is fixed and it's 95% that the event must to be done. The second is that you planed before, but you're not sure it will certainly happen (similar to "be supposed to"). But I don't know about third.
    Please reread the quote from Rover_KE above.

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    #8

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    I got it. But I try to discribe the explanations which are given in local grammatical books and which we had been teached in school.

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    #9

    Re: to be doing/be going to/will be doing to

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel7355 View Post
    we had been teached in school.
    The past tense and past participle should be 'taught', according to
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/teach

    Not a teacher.

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