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Very thoughtful question. They are going to let me out next week sounds definite. It has been decided and it will certainly happen. They are going to be letting me out next week. There will come a time next week when they at last decide to let me out (but it is implied that they still have control and that the decision is not completely made or certain ...


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It's correct, but it is a less direct, less assured way of putting it. In the context you've shown, it tells me the character saying it might be dispirited a bit, or unsure, or wants to somehow downplay it. If the character just said, "They are going to let me out next week", it implies much more certainty in that outcome. The character is not afraid of ...



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