What's the difference between these sentences in meaning?

1.Do you think you will visit them next week?

2..Will you visit them next week?

3..Are you going to visit them next week?

4..Are you visiting them next week?

5..Are you going to be visiting them next week?

6.Are you planning to be visiting them next week?

7.Do you plan to visit them next week?

Will there be any difference in the answers?

1.I think I will visit them next week.

2..I will visit them next week.

3..I am going to visit them next week.

4..I am visiting them next week.

5.I am going to be visiting them next week.

6.I am planning to be visiting them next week.

7.I plan to visit them next week.

Can I use 'planning to' instead of 'going to'? Which of these sentences show that the subject of conversation has already been discussed? Like I talked with a friend of mine about my plans to visit somebody. And my last question.. Which of these 6 sentences show that the action will 100% take place?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Q: 1 u're giving the idea of visit. 2 & 7 will u go or will u not go 3 4 5, just checking when.

    6 insert in your diary to do so.

    A: 1. not confirm yet. 2 quite certain. the rest is about the same

    4, 7 is 100%

    can use plan and going to - no diff

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    1 to 7 have not much difference in meaning, and you would need to have come across several examples of each type to understand the subtle differences in emphasis. Much would depend on the context in which each form might be said.

    As for answers:

    "I think I will....." means you are not sure.

    Nos. 2 to 5 say that you certainly will be visiting them next week. Possibly No.3 would be the most common form in Britain, it might be different in the USA.

    6 and 7 mean that you certainly have the intention to visit next week, but that you have a nagging feeling that something will intervene to prevent you visiting.

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