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    will be

    I have learned about WILL BE, that is usually WILL express uncertainly future then BE GOING TO, but WILL BE can express a firm plan.

    I have a question. BE is itself verb so I can't use WILL BE with another a verb, isn't it? Can I express firm plan which have a verb already, without BE GOING TO.

    I suppose, "I eat an apple" may became "I will be eating an apple". Is it correct? Unfortunately my textbook haven't example in this case. It seem many examples hooked by google, but I can't distinguish it is correct or incorrect.

    Thanks for advice. :)


    By the way, does someone know how to search elemental grammar such WILL BE? Although I tried it but these are too common words so I rejected.

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    Re: will be

    Quote Originally Posted by Nanatuha
    By the way, does someone know how to search elemental grammar such WILL BE? Although I tried it but these are too common words so I rejected.
    Hello Nanatuha,

    will be is called the future progressive (tense). If you do a seach under those words, you'll find there's a great deal written online about the subject. Here's a start. Clickhere.

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    Re: will be

    It is also progressive form but repeated BE BEING is omitted. I have not guessed it. I see!

    In addition, I have understood difference of "When will you arrive?" and "When will you be arriving?" from this Website.

    Thank you very much teacher Casiopea.

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