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    #1

    "I am not coming out."

    I was wondering why Sarah used the present continues form. I guess she could have told "I won't come out".
    What is the difference?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZYOeQeIXE (at 2:46)

    P.S: Sarah Paulson agreed to play a friendly game of "5 Second Rule" with Ellen, but after she got yet another scare on the show, it turned out Sarah was right to be suspicious!

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    #2

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    Quote Originally Posted by it-is-niaz View Post
    I was wondering why Sarah used the present continuous form. I guess she could have said "I won't come out".
    What is the difference?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZYOeQeIXE (at 2:46)

    P.S: Sarah Paulson agreed to play a friendly game of "5 Second Rule" with Ellen, but after she got yet another scare on the show, it turned out Sarah was right to be suspicious!
    It's a very common usage.

    Alice: Are you going out tonight.
    Bob: Yes, I'm going out tonight.

    Sarah's statement is emphatic.
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    #3

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    That's funny!
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    #4

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    It's a very common usage.
    Thanks. and what are the differences between them?
    I am not coming out.
    I won't coming out.

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    #5

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    Quote Originally Posted by it-is-niaz View Post
    I won't coming out.
    It is ungrammatical.

    Quote Originally Posted by it-is-niaz View Post
    I was wondering why Sarah used the present continues form.
    Because the present continuous can refer to the future.
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    #6

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    It is ungrammatical.
    My bad. I meant "I won't come out".

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    #7

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It is ungrammatical.

    I think he meant to say "I won't come out."

    It's certainly true that such things can be hard to explain. However, if you pay attention to context it will eventually sink in.
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    #8

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    Perhaps the following explanation provides some contexts.
    https://www.ef.com/wwen/english-reso...-arrangements/
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    #9

    Re: "I am not coming out."

    I won't come out could be used to indicate a refusal or determination not to go out.

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