difference in meaning

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I am not sure if my answers are correct. (especially (a) ) I would be grateful if teachers could help me. :oops:


a) When do we get there?
b) When will we get there?
In (a)the question is on the time or day of the habitual action that normally take to get to a certain place. Whereas in (b) it indicates a future event that ‘we’ are preparing to go to a certain place but ‘we’ still not certain about the time or day to get there.
 

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Practically speaking, there is no difference between the two questions. The speaker is asking for the same information in either case. Perhaps I would change my mind if I had additional context, but it is not likely.

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