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    Are Continuous Form and Will VR Both Applied to Future Arrangement?

    Both continuous form and will VR are future tenses. Continuous form is used when we have arrangement of future, but how about use will to express arrangement of future? Or does will fit accidental situations more than it do arranged events?
    Are I will go to school and I'm going to school the same in expression?
    Thank you very much. You do help me a lot make these usages clear. It's very interesting to find differences between them.

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    Re: Are Continuous Form and Will VR Both Applied to Future Arrangement?

    For most of us here, there is no discernible difference. There have been hours of discussion on this forum about this topic (you can read lots of them if you click on the Similar Threads below). A few people try to differentiate between them based on various criteria. I've never been convinced by any of them.

    I will go to school tomorrow = I am going to school tomorrow.
    I will see a film at the cinema on Wednesday night = I am going to see a film at the cinema on Wednesday night.
    I will eat pasta tonight = I am going to eat pasta tonight.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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