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# Clarification on SC

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04 Sep 2009, 12:04
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This question is from the Tenses section SC ...

Orig : Although Bernard normally is eating inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he is eating lobster and steak tomorrow.

My solution : Although Bernard normally eats inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he will be eating lobster and steak tomorrow.
Correct solution : Although Bernard normally eats inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he will eat lobster and steak tomorrow.

So my question is ... what is wrong with my solution?

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04 Sep 2009, 12:46
arora2m wrote:
This question is from the Tenses section SC ...

Orig : Although Bernard normally is eating inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he is eating lobster and steak tomorrow.

My solution : Although Bernard normally eats inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he will be eating lobster and steak tomorrow.
Correct solution : Although Bernard normally eats inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he will eat lobster and steak tomorrow.

So my question is ... what is wrong with my solution?

My understanding is will be mostly used if someone will do something in future in the same timeframe as we speak.

eg:I will be writing my GMAT next week same time , if i am not sure about my time, i would say, i will write my gmat next week.

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08 Sep 2009, 09:14
I'm sorry... I don't completely get it. can any one else provide an alternate explanation?

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09 Sep 2009, 17:19
arora2m wrote:
This question is from the Tenses section SC ...

Orig : Although Bernard normally is eating inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he is eating lobster and steak tomorrow.

My solution : Although Bernard normally eats inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he will be eating lobster and steak tomorrow.
Correct solution : Although Bernard normally eats inexpensive foods, and indeed is eating a hot dog right now, he will eat lobster and steak tomorrow.

So my question is ... what is wrong with my solution?

The usuage of "will be eating", which is future progressive, is considered colloquial in GMAT land -- too formal. Simple tenses are preferred.

Jim will meet Sam tomorrow.
Jim will be meeting Sam tomorrow.

The former sentence is much simpler and less formal than the latter.

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Re: Clarification on SC   [#permalink] 09 Sep 2009, 17:19
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