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    #1

    what is difference

    What is difference between these sentences I will send an email .I will be sending an email

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    #2

    Re: what is difference

    Quote Originally Posted by abuasim View Post
    What is the difference between these sentences: "I will send an email." "I will be sending an email."?
    There is no difference in meaning.

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    #3

    Re: what is difference

    So why is there two wordings?

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    #4

    Re: what is difference

    Quote Originally Posted by abuasim View Post
    Why are there two wordings?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Abuasim:

    I checked the Longman English Grammar (1988) by L.G. Alexander, and found some information that may interest you:

    1. I will work on this tomorrow. = Intention, possibly a promise.
    2. I will be working on this tomorrow. = Simple futurity.

    Mr. Alexander says that #2 has a "softening effect." That is to say, it does NOT have "the element of deliberate intention" that "will" often has.


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    Mr. Alexander explains that the future progressive can also sound more polite, especially in questions:

    3. When will you finish these letters? (The BOSS talking to an ASSISTANT)
    4. When will you be seeing Mr. White? (An ASSISTANT talking to the BOSS)




    James

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    #5

    Re: what is difference

    English often has a variety of ways to communicate the same information. Both of your sentences refer to a future event.

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