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Expressing the Future
|1. Present Simple||2. Present Continuous|
|A. In sentences that concern events
that are on a definite schedule or timetable. These sentences usually contain future words. Only a few verbs are used in this way, eg: to be, open, close, begin, start, end, finish, arrive, come, leave, return.
||A. In sentences that concern a definite plan or arrangement. These sentences usually contain future words, or the future is understood from the context.
|3. Be Going To||4. Will|
|A. When the speaker is making a prediction based on evidence.
B. When the speaker already has an intention or plan.
|A. When the speaker is making a prediction.
B. When the speaker decides to do something at the time of speaking. He had no previous plan. Spontaneous.