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    I won't be staying vs I won't stay

    Are the sentences below correct? If "yes" - what's the difference between them? if they may be used interchangeably?


    1. I won't be staying for the class.

    2. I won't stay for the class.

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    Re: I won't be staying vs I won't stay

    They are correct and mean the same.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: I won't be staying vs I won't stay

    If I were refusing to stay, I would use the second. If I had already made plans, I would be more likely to use the first. However, there's plenty of overlap between them and many cases where either could be used.

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