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I read that some times we can use present progressive for future meaning
to say what we have already arranged to do.
ex:
i'm going to the theater
what time is your friends arriving tommorow?

And we alse use future progressive for future.
ex:
what time will your friends be arriving tommorow?
NOW, i'm confused Emotion: tongue tied

Another example
he will be attending a trade show next week
can we say ... he is attending a trade show next week ??? or each one has different meaning?
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what's the differences?
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Welcome to the forums!
Roawhat time is your friends
are

Don't be confused. I don't know of any language besides English that makes so much use of more than one tense to mean the same thing. In speaking, it often makes little difference, but in formal writing it pays to be more particular.

In this case, some people call the -ing form a "near future". I perceive no difference in the above examples.

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PhilipWelcome to the forums!
Roawhat time is your friends
are Don't be confused. I don't know of any language besides English that makes so much use of more than one tense to mean the same thing. In speaking, it often makes little difference, but in formal writing it pays to be more particular. In this case, some people call the -ing form a "near future". I perceive no difference in the above examples.

thank you very much