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" At present, they are visiting all parts of the country.They will be arriving here tomorrow.They will be coming by train and most of the young people in the town will be meeting them at the station.. During this time, they will give five performances."

1. Why the last sentence is not " will be giving" ? What's the difference between "will be doing" and "will do"? Please kindly clarify.

2. When I want to tell people about my internal transfer, I should say " I will be joining Research team next Monday" or " I will join Research team next monday" ?

Many thanks,

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sarah881. Why the last sentence is not " will be giving" ? What's the difference between "will be doing" and "will do"? Please kindly clarify.
The will-be-doing form (future continuous) is emotionally warmer than the will-do form (future simple). The author may want to convey the excitement of their arrival by train and the young people's meeting them, because these are events involving interactions between people. On the other hand, the author probably regards the giving of five performances more like an official announcement of a schedule.
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I will be joining the research team next Monday. -- sharing the news with friends

I will join the research team next Monday. -- official announcement

CJ
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Hi,

First of all:

will be coming : Future progressive:It gives a description of expected future events or situations.They may or may not be planned

will give: Normal will-future: is used for future events, they are not influenced by the speaker.Will is used when the speaker makes a sudden decision or promises to do something without planning it first.

You dont have to use the future progressive every time . Instead of will be arriving you could say: They will arrive here tomorrow... most of the young people in the town will meet them at the station.

2.You can say both. But when the event is planned i'd rather use i will be joining Emotion: smile

Hope i could help a bit.

Alex
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Thanks, Alex.

S
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