What will be the difference between 你下个星期天会不会见你的孩子 and 你下个星期天会见不见你的孩子 ?

I am learning these sentences on Duolingo :) and was given the meaning of 你下个星期天会不会见你的孩子 as "Will you see your child next Sunday?".

It would be great if anyone can explain how different would the other sentence (你下个星期天会见不见你的孩子) mean be from the first one.

And can these both sentences be equally written as 你下个星期天会见你的孩子?

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I feel the main issue is covered in a Yoyo Chinese YouTube video (starting around 1:20); they use the two-verb example:


The Yoyo Chinese video describes this as "focusing on the main verb --> usually the first verb". So...

Correct: 你下个星期天会不会见你的孩子?
Incorrect: 你下个星期天会见不见你的孩子?


Correct: 你下个星期天会见你的孩子吗?

Additional complications arise because 会见 and 不见 are also verbs in their own right (as in jack chiou's answer).


the second has two verb. 會見and 不見(or maybe the sentence just ignore the conjunction.this is not formal)。 Here is correct grammar


just take 会 away and the sentence will be perfect and have the same meaning as the former sentence. or add conjunction


And can these both sentences be equally written as 你下个星期天会见你的孩子吗?yes

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