We are pleased to be opening this facility in your town. We will be bringing roughly 100 new jobs in to Colton.

What I've been confused is about be + verb + ing .

How should I interpret it?

About the sentences which I've written above, I interpreted it as following.

We are ready and happy to open this facility in your town. We will bring roughly 100 new jobs to Colton.

About be + verb + ing, I can easily understand like following phrases.

He is washing dishes. I am working on my school assignments. They are watching us.

I think this is the first time when I seriously trying to understand the meaning of be + verb + ing with "be" itself.

Which article(s) is/are recommended to let me understand it? Or can you explain about it here?

  • 1
    You need to review these tenses in English; present continuous (also known as present progressive) versus present simple. But your first sentence uses another tense: the future continuous: will be bringing.
    – Lambie
    Apr 10, 2022 at 14:05
  • In your first cited context it's really just a stylistic choice to use continuous (as opposed to We will bring 100 new jobs...). Arguably the continuous form adds "immediacy" (It's going to be / will be happening more strongly links the future to the present than It will happen). But things are different with He is washing dishes, which explicitly means that's what he's doing right now, whereas He washes dishes means that's something he habitually does, even if he's not actually doing it at time of speaking. Apr 10, 2022 at 14:08


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