What's the difference?

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shane

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I've just asked what the specific difference is between these two sentences:

1.We'll be interviewing four more prospects for the posts this afternoon.
2.We'll interview four more prospects for the posts this afternoon.

Can anyone help? :)
 

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It's hard for me to see any difference between the two. The speaker's intentions are the same in both cases: he plans to interview four more prospects that afternoon.

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The first sounds like a previously agreed plan that will now happen in the natural course of events. ;-)
 

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Cheers guys. I tried to explain to this guy that they are essentially the same, but he wouldn't have it. He was trying to find differences that aren't there. ;)
 

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shane said:
I've just asked what the specific difference is between these two sentences:

1.We'll be interviewing four more prospects for the posts this afternoon.
2.We'll interview four more prospects for the posts this afternoon.

Can anyone help? :)

I've just asked what the specific difference is between these two sentences:

Hi, Shane.

Imagine these sentences in a conversation:
1.A: What will you be doing this afternoon?
B: We’ll be interviewing four more prospects for the posts.

This construction expresses an arrangement & a complete action in the future. It is similar to the present continuous that could be used instead:

A: What are you doing this afternoon?
B: We’re interviewing four more prospects for the posts.


2.‘We’ll interview four more prospects’ ….. sounds like a spontaneous decision:

A: We haven’t finished interviewing the prospects for the posts. (What shall we do?)
B: We’ll interview four more this afternoon, (and we'll continue tomorrow). :)
 
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