West Coast American English Evolving?

Jim   Monday, October 27, 2003, 04:39 GMT
I'd use both "... will be doing ..." and "... will do ..." depending on what I mean to say. Usually I'd say "... will do ..." but there are circumstances where the other is what I'd use.

Suppose, for example, I were going to live in Quebec from 2005 until 2010. I might say "I will be living in Quebec." but I wouldn't say "I will live in Quebec." because it would only be temporary.

Suppose, for example, my friend wanted to give me a telephone call in the evening, I might say "Don't call at six o'clock because I'll be eating." Saying "Don't call at six o'clock because I'll eat." would leave them wondering "What ... if I call at six, that will make you eat? Is there something wrong with you?"
Clark   Monday, October 27, 2003, 04:50 GMT
Good points, Jim. I guess maybe I am looking too much into this--I am starting to see things that are not really there. I dunno...
bluemonkey   Monday, October 27, 2003, 21:53 GMT
although totally gramatically wrong i would say "amn't I?"

does anyone else use this construction?
Jim   Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 00:16 GMT
I believe that's where "ain't" came from.