"At this time tomorrow we will have / will be having a class."

If both are possible, what's the difference in meaning?

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    It depends whether you are referring to the time the class starts, or thinking about where you will be at a certain time tomorrow. Aug 13, 2022 at 13:03
  • So, "...will have a class" = "...will start a class" whereas "...will be having" = "will be in the middle of the process called a class", right?
    – Let
    Aug 13, 2022 at 13:22
  • That's how I would understand it. Aug 13, 2022 at 14:08
  • Are you interested in the fact or the action?
    – Lambie
    Sep 14, 2023 at 19:42

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“At this time tomorrow we will have class.” This sentence is stating a future absolute fact and sounds like you are creating a schedule or reiterating an existing schedule. “At this time tomorrow we will be having class.” This sentence sounds more informal and also gives the impression that class will have already started at this time tomorrow.

You might also look back at this discussion Have vs. Will have vs. Will be having

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