What's the difference between "when will you come back" and "when are you going to come back" ?
Context: I say this to a foreign friend as she leaves for her home country
- John PLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
"When will you be coming back?" That s the form which feels natural to me in Britain.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
"When will you..." is just the future. It's more transactional, no emotion behind it. "When will you be -ing?" has more intention behind it (for the person who'll be coming back).
- Chi girlLv 74 weeks ago
They mean the same thing.