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    #1

    will/will be

    You will be working with Sharon.
    You will work with Sharon.

    What's the difference in meaning of both sentences?
    Where should I use this kind of future continues tense?

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    #2

    Re: will/will be

    The both refer to the future and have basically the same meaning.

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    Re: will/will be

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    Hello, Shibli:

    As you know, context [the whole situation] is very important. I believe that sometimes there could be a difference.

    Manager: I am promoting you to another department.
    Mona: Thank you, sir. Will I be the only worker in that department?
    Manager: No, you won't. You will work / will be working with Sharon.

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    Mona: Will you call me at 3 p.m. today?
    Mona's husband: No, I won't.
    Mona: Why not?
    Mona's husband: Because at 3 p.m. you will (still) be working with Sharon, so I don't want to disturb you two.

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    #4

    Re: will/will be

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Mona: Will you call me at 3 p.m. today?
    Mona's husband: No, I won't.
    Mona: Why not?
    Mona's husband: Because at 3 p.m. you will (still) be working with Sharon, so I don't want to disturb you two.
    Does it mean that "Because at 3 p.m. you will work with Sharon, so I don't want to disturb you two." is incorrect?

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    #5

    Re: will/will be

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    ... at 3 p.m. you will work with Sharon ...
    Does it mean that the listener will start working with Sharon at 3 p.m.?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ... at 3 p.m. you will (still) be working with Sharon ...
    Does it mean that the listener will be in the middle of working with Sharon at 3 p.m.?

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 26-Dec-2014 at 20:20.

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    Re: will/will be

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Does it mean that the listener will start working with Sharon at 3 p.m. No.

    Does it mean that the listener will be in the middle of working with Sharon at 3 p.m.? Yes.
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    Re: will/will be

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Does it mean that "Because at 3 p.m. you will work with Sharon, so I don't want to disturb you two." is incorrect?
    Can anybody help, please?

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    #8

    Re: will/will be

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    ... at 3 p.m. you will work with Sharon ...
    Here 'will work' means neither 'will start working' nor 'will be in the middle of working'. Then what does it mean?

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    #9

    Re: will/will be

    It means that, as of 3 PM, the job assignment involves working with Sharon.

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    #10

    Re: will/will be

    I agree with Mike.

    Your boss might say 'This is what we'll do: at two o'clock I'll work with Hetty and at three you'll work with Sharon'.

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