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I would like to ask about future tenses,

I know that there are many ways to express an action in the future:

1. "be going to+ to inf"

2. Simple future "will+ to inf"

3. Present continuous "be+V_ing"

4. Future continuous " will be+ V_ving"

But I don't know what the different emphasis between them.

Here is an example:

At work, I get an email from my leader informing that we will have an urgent meeting tomorrow. I want to inform my mother about this news and tell her not to cook lunch for me at home:

Mum, I.......(1-have)..... a meeting tomorrow, so that I .....(2-not have).......lunch at home tomorrow.

I have several options, but I don't know which I should choose to use,and what is the difference :

For (1):

  1. I will have a meeting tomorrow...
  2. I will be having a meeting tomorrow...
  3. I am having meeting tomorrow...
  4. I am going to have a meeting tomorrow...

For (2):

  1. ...,so that I won't have lunch at home tomorrow.
  2. ...,so that I won't be having lunch at home tomorrow.
  3. ...,so that I am not having lunch at home tomorrow.
  4. ...,so that I am not going to have lunch at home tomorrow.

Thank you so much.

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This is the sentence that I would say:

Hi mom. I have a meeting tomorrow, so I won't be coming home for lunch. 
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LE HANH 2383Mum, I.......(1-have)..... a meeting tomorrow, so that I .....(2-not have).......lunch at home tomorrow.

We say it like this:

I have a meeting tomorrow, so I won't be having lunch at home.

1. A scheduled activity that is very unlikely to be cancelled
2. A future activity seen and described as an activity in progress

CJ

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AlpheccaStarsThis is the sentence that I would say:
AlpheccaStarsHi mom. I have a meeting tomorrow, so I won't be coming home for lunch.

What if I choose another option as I listed above? Is it still fine to use one of my options above?

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LE HANH 2383What if I choose another option as I listed above? Is it still fine to use one of my options above?

It's always best to choose the same options that native speakers choose.

There is little point in agonizing over fine shades of meaning that could be right, maybe, on a sunny day, but not on a rainy day — or on an airplane or on horseback, but not on a train or on a hay wagon — or in a shop that sells shoes, but not in a science laboratory. Emotion: smile

In short, none of your other options expresses the meaning of your sentence as most native speakers do. Emotion: sad

CJ

LE HANH 2383What if I choose another option as I listed above?

You will not sound like a native speaker.

Le Hanh,

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Present Simple or Future Simple

CJ

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