Will (future simple) is used to express future intentions that are decided at the time of speaking (spontaneous offers, promises, and decisions):

Come on, I'll help you with those bags. (seeing that someone is struggling with their shopping bags)

The present continuous tense refers to fixed future events and emphasises that plans or arrangements have already been made:

We are getting married next month. (the wedding has already been arranged)

subhajit123 posted:

Hi there, Could you please tell me if there is a difference Between the following sentences?

  • John, when will you meet Harry tonight?
  • John, when are you meeting Harry tonight?

Hi, Subhajit,

The second sentence, with the present progressive, is much more natural and better than the first sentence in normal circumstances. This is because it indicates a future arrangement that holds in the present.

You can also use "be going to": "John, when are you going to meet Harry tonight?"

The first sentence, with "will . . . V," suggests (unnaturally) that you are asking John to make a prophecy about his evening. Compare: "I know you hope to meet Harry at eight o'clock tonight, but when do you think you actually will?"

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