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    #1

    a question

    Dear teachers:

    I have been confused by these two expressions below:

    1. The train will stop in five minutes. (will +v.)
    2. The train will be stopping in five minutes. (will+be +v.+ing)

    look forward to hearing from you.


    in advance, thank you for your time and attention!

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    #2

    Re: a question

    The second suggests that this is the normal run of events. They could both be used if the stop is planned, but the first would be more likely for an unplanned stop.


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    Re: a question

    thank you for your explanation!

    another example:

    1. that's the money that we should receive.
    2. that's the money that we should be receiving.


    is this the same thing with your explanation. Can you explain the difference to me as to this example? I'd really appreciate it.

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    #4

    Re: a question

    I'd say the distinction is the same.

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