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Can someone please explain the difference:
 you will stay
 you will be staying 

10 Sep 2015      


 second sentence focuses on a specific time in the future. 

10 Sep 2015     

United States

To me they sound interchangeable. If someone asks me,  "Where will you be staying", "Where are you staying" or "Where will you stay when you go to Paris, I may answer with either of the constructions "I will stay with my long time friend" or "I will be staying in a hotel."

10 Sep 2015     

United States

Mary �s excellent examples show that the difference is insignificant.

In general, the progressive forms show some emphasis on a process happening over time. They have a tendency to bring the hearer/reader a little into the event (in a very small way).


10 Sep 2015     


it seems like the passive and active sentences.The first shows that you have the will to stay by your own unlike the second.

11 Sep 2015