Will be coming which tense?

I have read that Simple Future and Future Continuous are both used for prediction or guesses of what will happen in the future. Of all the rules for both this tenses, this one is w

Will be coming which tense?

I have read that Simple Future and Future Continuous are both used for prediction or guesses of what will happen in the future. Of all the rules for both this tenses, this one is what confuses me.

For example, "He (will come, will be coming) anytime soon."

Which is the right tense to be used here? Are there any slight differences between them regarding their usage in predicting events/actions?

Which is preferred to be used by a native english speaker?  This may be personal but I would say

"He will come anytime soon."  ==  "He will arrive anytime soon."

"He will be coming anytime soon." ==  "He will be on his way anytime soon."

The mental image I get from the first is of an abrupt appearance. The image I get from the second is of a journey taking place with arrival soon to happen.


Other opinions?  The use of "anytime" in these sentences doesn't sound idiomatic to me.

Imber Ranae said:   The use of "anytime" in these sentences doesn't sound idiomatic to me. Click to expand... It doesn't to me either. I thought it was AmE!
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It should be "sometime", tatoearashiga.  Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it but it is still unclear to me. Yes, it supposed to be "sometime" .

Biffo said:   This may be personal but I would say

"He will come anytime soon."  ==  "He will arrive anytime soon."

"He will be coming anytime soon." ==  "He will be on his way anytime soon."

The mental image I get from the first is of an abrupt appearance. The image I get from the second is of a journey taking place with arrival soon to happen.


Other opinions? Click to expand...
Ok, I made up a scenario to better understand it I supposed. For instance, there is a lady who is waiting for her Prince Charming. But, she is already bored waiting so she seeks for a fortune teller.

If This fortune teller tells her: "He will come sometime soon." Does this mean it is much sooner than saying "He will be coming sometime soon."

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