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meedfried
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come back/ be coming back

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Hello,

Which sentence is correct:

I will be back in Paris on the 19th of September.
I am going back to Paris on ...
I return to Paris on ...
Or I come back to Paris on ...

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All the sentences are grammatically correct. But there are some differences.
"I return to Paris on ..." sounds a bit more formal than the other three sentences.
"I come back to Paris on ..." would probably be said if the speaker is still in Paris and hasn't left yet.
"I'm going back to Paris ..." implies that the speaker has left Paris.
"I will be back in Paris on ..." has similar meaning, but the speaker is talking about his/her location or availability in Paris, not about the journey.
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Thank you,

So if I need to be in Paris for a project I have to use "I will be back in Paris on the 19th of September" ? (If I'm not in this city )
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Yes, that would be appropriate. But there's nothing wrong with 'I return/I'm returning ...'
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Thank you!
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