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  1. Dany's Avatar

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    "will+infinitive" and "will+be+ing"

    Hello,

    Can someone explain me, when I have to use "will+infinitive" and when "will+be+ing"

    Example:
    The conference will start in four months, it's time you re-booked the premises.

    The conference will be starting in four months, it's time you re-booked the premises.

    Which of these sentences is correct? What's the different between the both sentences? :?

    Thank you.

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    I'd use the second- it suggests taht this is an inevitable part of the future, regardless of what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd use the second- it suggests taht this is an inevitable part of the future, regardless of what we do.
    Thanks for your quick answer, but I don't understand why I have to use the second one.
    What's the different between this both sentences? Or is the first one complete wrong?

    Kind regards
    Dan

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    The first isn't wrong, but we use the progressive form quite a lot to talk about things that are slotted into our future timetable. It helps to add a sense that time is running out and arrangeents need to be made.

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