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    "Will" in questions

    If I wrote to someone:
    "Will you come home tonight?"
    , would it imply an invitation, even without using the word "please", as opposed to:
    "Are you coming home tonight?".


    Imagine there is no body language, no facial expression, no intonation.

    I'm just trying to find the subtle difference (if any!) between the two sentences.

    Thank you!

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    Re: "Will" in questions

    In my opinion, the meanings are similar, but there is more of request in the "will" form.

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    #3

    Re: "Will" in questions

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy65 View Post
    Imagine there is no body language, no facial expression, no intonation.
    Without such clues and/or context, it is not really possible to say what the speaker's/writer's intentions were.

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