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peter123

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Hi there,

Mary: We will be getting married on January 2011.
Cathy (Mary's colleague): Congratulations.
Mary: Are you coming or not? It would be fun.
Cathy: Sure.

Questions
1. 'will be getting married' and 'are getting married' are the same?
2. Is 'Are you coming' meant a arranged action? Can it be replaced by 'will you be coming'?

thanks very much.
pete
 

riquecohen

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Hi there,

Mary: We will be getting married [STRIKE]on[/STRIKE] in January 2011.
Cathy (Mary's colleague): Congratulations.
Mary: Are you coming or not? It would be fun.
Cathy: Sure.

Questions
1.Are 'will be getting married' and 'are getting married'[STRIKE] are[/STRIKE] the same? Yes.
2.Does [STRIKE] Is[/STRIKE] 'Are you coming' mean[STRIKE]t[/STRIKE] an arranged action? Can it be replaced by 'will you be coming'? In this case it's an informal way of asking if Cathy will be coming. It hasn't been arranged yet because Cathy has just heard about it. Either one is acceptable in informal conversation.

thanks very much.
pete
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