Unit 2.2

Present Continuous for Future

Tenses

The Future is the tense used to predict or talk about future events.

When we use the Present Continuous structure we refer to fixed plans. {see Present Continuous, A1 Level}

{See Present continuous, A1 level}.

  • She‘s having a birthday party next week.
  • She isn’t having a birthday party next week.
  • Is she having a birthday party next week?

We can use the Present Continuous tense to talk about planned future activities or fixed arrangements whose time has already been decided.

We can use the Present Continuous to talk about the future. We do this when we refer to fixed plans.

For example:
— «I am working the whole summer.» = In this case we use the Present Continuous because we want to talk about an arrangement for the near future.
♦ “I am working the whole summer.” = We use the present continuous because we are expressing our current situation (now).
♦ “I will work the whole summer.” = We use the future simple because we express a more distant period of time (future).

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.

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