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1. Will you be coming to the concert tonight?

2. Are you coming to the concert tonight?

What's the difference in meaning or style between the above sentences?
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Hi,

Can we say Are you wanting anything else, sir?

Yes, but the present continuous is not normally used in this way for 'want'.

Best wishes, Clive
Group II Non-continuous Verbs

The second group, called "Non-continuous Verbs", is smaller. These verbs are usually things you cannot see somebody doing. These verbs are rarely used in "continuous" tenses. They include:

Abstract Verbs
to be, to want, to cost, to seem, to need, to care, to contain, to owe, to exist...

Possession Verbs
to possess, to own, to belong...

Emotion Verbs
to like, to love, to hate, to dislike, to fear, to envy, to mind...

Examples:

He is here now. Correct
He is being here now. Not Correct

He wants a drink now. Correct
He is wanting a drink now. Not Correct

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essentially you asked Clive but i want to add something. we can say are you wanting but it is not common and it is a little weird but it's intelligible. But when we say will you be wanting, want doesn't be main verb there. want is a noun there. so we can certainly use that form. i hope it may help you

you've written " he is wanting a drink now" When we think, it's grammatically correct but maybe it is used 0,5 %. therefore at the school or where we can learn english, they teach us don't use ing with want. so i don't use too.
Sorry, but "wanting" is not a noun, it's the progessive form of the verb "want", conjugated in the future with the auxiliary "be".

"Be (in the future) + V-ing" = progressive form Emotion: smile
excuse me pieanne. my mind was so mixed up. i meant that it is used i will be wanting. i afraid, i wrote wrong. yes it is my fault.

you corrected me second times. thank a lot again. Emotion: smile
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Teo1. Will you be coming to the concert tonight?

2. Are you coming to the concert tonight?

What's the difference in meaning or style between the above sentences?I feel in #1 a more polite and less pressing tone than #2.

paco
I wouldn't entirely agree with the EnglishPage assessment. Progressive uses of "want" are quite common where the speaker wants to express extreme deference, e.g.

Ex. 1 – in the sandwich shop
"Next, please."
"Gruyère and salami on rye, please."
"Certainly, sir. And would you be wanting Branston pickle with that?"

Ex. 2 – in the hotel
"Room 101, please."
"Certainly, sir. [Hands guest key.] And will you be wanting a paper in the morning?"
"Yes, please. What do you have?"
"Well, there's the Times, or the Telegraph, or the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Ah yes, and tomorrow we have the Lanarkshire Bantam Fanciers' Gazette as well."
"Hmm. Seems a pretty paltry selection. Just bring me a coffee."

MrP