Simple present tense

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How to use simple present tense  talking to the future

asked Oct 10 '11 at 05:12 esther yeung New member

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You can use present tense to express a future action when that specific activity has been scheduled in advance.

 

Example: We go to the cinema: I accidentally heard my parent talking about it.

 

Other uses of present tense for future actions might be a bit awkward, except for the scheduled activities mentioned above.

link answered Oct 11 '11 at 01:45 Aura Raducan New member

The scheduled activity rule is right, but the example isn't. " My flight leaves at midnight" is a scheduled activity. Mark HeyneOct 11 '11 at 08:20

I agree with Mark. KimberlyOct 11 '11 at 11:35

Kimberly and Mark, thank you for your clarification. Aura RaducanOct 11 '11 at 18:21

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