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We were going on a trip. My class was divided into two groups. There were two buses. So my friend wanted to ask me Which bus will you be on tomorrow?"

But is it fine to use:

Which bus are you taking? (tomorrow)

Which bus will you be taking? (tomorrow)

What sounds natural out of the two?

Thank you:)

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They both sound equally natural to me.

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  • But which one out of the two sounds better to you? Do you think that in this context the first sentence is likely to be used? Oct 12, 2019 at 19:38
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    Apples or melons? Which are better? Which are more likely to be eaten? Cars or buses? Which are better? Which are more likely to be used?
    – Colin Fine
    Oct 12, 2019 at 19:42
  • But aren't the sentences kind of similar? I mean just the tenses are different........ So I just asked which tense would be preferred...... That's all...... Oct 12, 2019 at 21:46
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    And I am replying that there is no general answer to that question. I'm sure there are circumstances in which one would be preferred or the other, but the differences are very subtle, and may depend on the social setting as much as the objective circumstances (eg the nature of the relationship between the people).
    – Colin Fine
    Oct 12, 2019 at 22:22
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They both seem correct to me.

Which bus are you taking may be asking about an arranged activity.

Which bus will you be taking seems to be a polite enquiry.

Here are two links to show the difference

https://dictionaryblog.cambridge.org/2014/06/25/what-are-you-doing-tonight/

https://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/willbedoing/menu.php

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    I think the downvoter needs to read the two links. Oct 12, 2019 at 18:26
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    But which one out of the two sounds better to you and more likely? Oct 12, 2019 at 19:37
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    If you are particular about the bus, the first one is better. if you want to ask politely the second one is better but not very particular about the bus second one is better Oct 12, 2019 at 19:51
  • Which one do you think you might use? Oct 12, 2019 at 21:45
  • I might use either one.
    – Adam
    Oct 13, 2019 at 0:41

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