The Nature of English – informal “soon-ish” future tense

Are you going out tonight?

No, I am staying in?

What are you doing tonight?

I’m going to a movie. Do you want to come?

Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense is used with future meaning.

Normally it means “right now” but in this context it has future meaning.

Let’s look at the other future tenses:

1. The Future

i. Simple – The train will leave at seven.
ii. Planned – The train is going to leave at seven.
iii. Informal soonish – The train is leaving at seven.
iv. Timetables – The train leaves at seven.


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