Е, да продължим с темата – бъдеще и как да го изразим най-точно. В предишната си публикация акцентирах върху present continuous – за неща, които предварително сме планували и/или решили (for something which we have already decided and arranged to do), този път ще обърна внимание на present simple.
Present Simple ( I do) with a future meaning
We use the present simple when we talk about timetables, programmes etc. ( for public transport, cinemas etc.):
My train leaves at 11.30, so I need to be at the station by 11.15.
What time does the film begin this evening?
It’s Wednesday tomorrow./Tomorrow is Wednesday.
You can use the present simple to talk about people if their plans are fixed like a timetable:
I start my new job on Monday.
What time do you finish work tomorrow?
But the continuous is more usual for personal arrangements:
What time are you meeting Ann tomorrow? ( not do you meet)
Present Continuous Present Simple
What time are you arriving? What time does the train arrive?
I‘m going to the cinema this evening. The film begins at 8.15 ( this evening).