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hirashin

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Hello, native English speakers,
(a) Are you doing anything this weekend?
(b) Are you going to do anything this weekend?
One of my grammar book, which is published by Oxford University Press, says that (a) is more natural than (b). Is that true?

And the book also says that (c) is more natural than (d).
(c) Are oyou going to do anything about that letter from the tax people?
(d) Are oyou doing anything about that letter from the tax people?
What do you think?

Is there a difference between (e), (f), and (g)?
(e) I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow afternoon.
(f) I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow afternoon.
(g) I'll be seeing the doctor tomorrow afternoon.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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Yes (a) feels more natural than (b), (c) feels more natural than (d). Having said that (a),(b),(c) and (d) are all grammatically correct and sound fine. As for (e),(f) and (g) they are all the same thing in meaning. Except going means that you will be going to the location of the doctor while with the other two you could mean that the doctor is coming to you or you will see them at another location. Usually going to the doctor's location is implied though.
 

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Thanks for the help, OoTmaster.
 
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