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    #1

    please correct it

    Tomorrow, I will be having dinner with you.

    Or

    Tomorrow, I will have dinner with you.


    Which one is correct?

    If both are grammatically correct, please tell me the difference in meaning.

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    #2

    Re: please correct it

    Tomorrow when John calls at 6 PM, I will be having dinner with you.





    Tomorrow, I will have dinner with you.


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    Re: please correct it

    Hi, Gary,
    Both are correct, but are used differently.
    There is more to it than Angliholic told you.
    The Future Progressive can denote an action the occurrence of which is expected by the speaker.
    I'll be seeing you tomorrow.
    I'll be having dinner with you tomorrow.
    R. Murhy:
    We use the Future simple when we decide to do sth at the time of speaking.
    - Johnny, you promised we'd go out some day...
    - OK, OK, tomorrow I'll have dinner with you.


    Regards

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    #4

    Re: please correct it

    concurred!

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