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    #1

    will

    A telephonic conversation,
    "Yes, I can have that ready for you. And you will be stopping in to pick it up?"

    "Yes, I can have that ready for you. And you will stop in to pick it up?"

    What is the difference in meaning of the above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: will

    No difference in meaning. The first is more natural to me. Note that these are questions because of the way they are asked (rising tone) and not because of the wording.

    "Will you be stopping in to pick it up?" would be the more conventional way to write the question.

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    #3

    Re: will

    I don't like 'stopping in' here.

    I'd say 'popping in' or 'stopping by'.

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    #4

    Re: will

    Must be a BrE/AmE thing. "Stopping in" sounds fine to me.

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