Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 12 Present tense for the future

When do we use the simple present tense to express future plans?
When do we use the present continuous tense to express future plans?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 12 Present tense for the future (1)

  • We use the present simple for future events that are part of some ARRANGEMENT such as timetable or official programme.
  • However, we prefer the present continuous when we talk about PERSONAL PLANS.
  • We use the present simple to refer to the future- in adverbial clauses with after, before, when and until.
  • We also use the present simple to refer to the future- in conditional clauses with if, unless, in case and provided (that).

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