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    Are you doing / will you do anything

    Hi,

    ''Are you doing / will you do anything special this weekend?''

    The key: Are you doing.

    This question was asked on the exam yesterday. I couldn't and still cannot understand why the 'will you do' is wrong. I know the progressive one is used to learn people's plans but still I think 'will you do' could be OK in a good context.

    I also googled it - I know that Google may not be a source for correct English - and saw 'will you do' is used in such a sentence.

    Will you please correct me if I am wrong?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Are you doing / will you do anything

    'Will you do ...?" is not wrong.

    Given that the question is probably asking if the person addressed has made any arrangements for the weekend, the present progressive is more likely.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Dec-2016 at 09:06.

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