You can use simple present tense & present progressive tense to talk about the future. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how this grammar is used in English conversation and writing.
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Here are the example sentences:
Often, sentences about the future use will + verb or be going to + verb.
- I will go to Paris next week.
- I am going to begin college in September.
Using the simple present tense:
- The wedding reception starts at 9:00pm.
- The hotel told me that check-in begins at 2:00pm.
- What time do you finish work tonight?
Using the present progressive tense:
- My cousin Sam is getting married soon.
- She is having a black and white theme for her wedding.
- I am going to wear a tuxedo to the wedding.
- Jen and Chris are going to the movies tonight.
- I heard Matt is meeting Katie after work tonight.
- I’m taking a nap this afternoon.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
- Jenny suggested that Jack call Jeff.
Today’s listening challenge:
- Why is Jenny taking off tomorrow and what is she wearing?
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