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Unit 19. Present tenses (I am doing/ I do) for the future
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Present continuous (I am doing) with a future meaning
Study this example situation:
 
Unit 19. Present tenses (I am doing/ I do) for the future This is Tom's diary for next week.
 
 
He is playing tennis on Monday afternoon.
He is going to the dentist on Tuesday morning.
He is having dinner with Ann on Friday.
 
 
In all these examples, Tom has already decided and arranged to do these things.

Use the Present Continuous to say what you have already arranged to do. Do not use the Present Simple (I do): (I'm) going to (do) is also possible in these sentences: But the Present Continuous is more natural for arrangements. See also Unit 20 (I'm) doing to (do)
(использование doing to do).
Do not use will to talk about what you have arranged to do: Present Simple (I do) with a future meaning
We use the Present Simple when we talk about timetables, programmes etc. (for example, for public transport, cinemas etc.): You can use the Present Simple for people if their plans are fixed like a timetable: But the continuous is more usual for personal arrangements: Compare: See Unit 20. (I'm) doing to (do)
(использование doing to do).
See Unit 23. I will and I'm going to
(использование I will и I'm going to).
See Unit 21. Will/shall 1
(использование will/shall 1).
See Unit 22. Will/shall 2
(использование will/shall 2).
See Unit 25. When I do/ When I've done When and if
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