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Dear native English speakers,

1 Which would be used?
(a) Let's go fishing if it is sunny tomorrow.
(b) Let's go fishing if it is fine tomorrow.
(c) Let's go fishing if it is fair tomorrow.
(d) Let's go fishing if it doesn't rain tomorrow.
(e) Let's go fishing if it isn't rainy tomorrow.
(f) Let's go fishing if it isn't raining tomorrow.
(g) Let's go fishing if it is good/sunny/fine weather tomorrow.
(h) Let's go fishing if we have good/sunny/fine weather tomorrow.
(i) Let's go fishing if it clears up tomorrow.

2 I believe (a1), (a2) and (b) would be used. But how about the others? Would they be also used?
(a1) We're arriving at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.
(a2) We're going to arrive at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.
(b) Our train is going to arrive at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.
(c) Our train is arriving at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.
(d) Our train will be arriving at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.
(e1) We're going to be arriving at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.
(e2) Our train is going to be arriving at Yokohama Station at 10 a.m.

3 Which would be used?
(1) I'll make dinner tonight.
(2) I'll cook dinner tonight.
(3) I'll prepare dinner tonight.
(4) I'll fix dinner tonight.

4 I believe (a) would be used. But how about the others?
(a) I'll be studying in the library (around/at) this time tomorrow.
(b) I'm going to be studying in the library (around/at) this time tomorrow.
(c) I'm going to study in the library (around/at) this time tomorrow.
(d) I'm studying in the library (around/at) this time tomorrow.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

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1. (a) would be used. (b) and (c) sound odd but if you replace "it" with "the weather" then they are fine. (d),(e) and (f) all used. (g) "Let's go fishing if it is good weather tomorrow." "Let's go fishing if it is sunny tomorrow." "Let's go fishing if we have fair weather tomorrow." To me those sentences sound more natural. (h) All of them sound fine to me. (i) would be used.
2. All are fine. Some have slightly different meanings.
3. Any of these are fine.
4. All of these are fine. At or around can be used in each of these sentences.
 

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2 "is going to arrive" and "arriving" have similar meanings. If you say "is going to arrive" it's more likely to sound like you're not yet on the train but when you board that is when the train is scheduled to arrive, while "arriving" sounds like you are currently on the train and it's scheduled to arrive at that time. They can be used interchangeably but it depends on the context.
4 a-d have the same meaning the meaning only changing whether you use "at" or "around". "At" would mean at a specific time while "around" means near to a certain time but not necessarily at that exact time. If someone says "I will arrive at the party around 7 p.m." don't expect to see them at the door at exactly 7 p.m.
 

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Thanks for your detailed explanation, OoTmaster.
Here's one of the questions in our textbook. I wonder if it has only one answer.

Q) Choose the correct one in the parenthesis.
This time next week we ( are / will be ) traveling abroad.

According to your previous post, both (a) and (b) can be used.
(a) I'll be studying in the library (around/at) this time tomorrow.
(d) I'm studying in the library (around/at) this time tomorrow.

Then, I think both (1) and (2) would be used.
(1) This time next week we are traveling abroad.
(2) This time next week we will be traveling abroad.
 

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Do you want to know what will be used or what is "correct"?
Both sound fine but grammatically I don't think it's correct to use present tense for a future activity.
In other words I think there is only one correct answer but they both are used in real life.
 

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Thanks for the help, mdchachi.

I'm not willing to say that using the present progressive tense for a future activity is wrong even though a lot of native speakers use it.

The same textbook carries this sentense : "I'm leaving for Los Angeles tomorrow"
 

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OK yes I think you're right.
 
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