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Using the present progressive and the simple present to express future tense

  The
Present Progressive                                                   The present progressive may be used to express future
- My wife has an appointment with a doctor. She is                    time when the idea of the sentence concerns a planned
seeing Dr. North next Tuesday                                         event or definite intention.
                                                                      (Compare: A verb such as rain is not used in the present
Sam has already made his plans. He is leaving at
                                                                      progressive to indicate future time because rain is not a
noon tomorrow.                                                        planned event.
(1) What are you doing to do this afternoon?
       (2) After lunch I am meeting a friend of mine.                 A future meaning for the present progressive tense is
       We are going shopping. Would you like to                       indicated either by future time words in the sentence or
       come along?                                                    by the context.



               Using the Present Progressive and the Simple Present to express future time.

  Directions: Indicate the meaning expressed by the italicized verbs by writing in the future, now, or habitually
  in the blanks.
  I am taking four courses next semester                                               in the future
  I am taking four courses this semester                                                    now
  Students usually take four courses every semester                                       habitually
  I’ll mail this letter at the corner when I take Susan home                             ___________
  My brother’s birthday is next week. I am giving him a sweater                          ___________
  Shhhhhhhhhhh. The broadcaster is giving the latest news about
  the crisis in England. I want to hear what she’s saying                                ___________
  When I graduate, I’m going to return home                                              ___________

  When students graduate, they receive diplomas                                                     ___________

  I’m tired. I am going to bed early tonight                                                        ___________

  When I’m in New York, I’m going to visit the Museum of Modern Art                                 ___________
  When I am home alone in the evening, I like to read or watch television                           ___________
  (A) Are you Busy?
          (B) Not really
          (A) What are you doing?                                                                          A: __________
          (B) I’m writing a letter to my folks                                                             B: __________
      n. (A) When you finish your letter, do you want to play a game of chess?                             A: __________
      o. (A) what are you doing after work today?                                                         A. __________
          (B) I’m playing tennis with Brown at the health club and you?                                   B: __________
          (A) I’m meeting Smith for a round of golf                                                       A: __________
      p. Tony will arrive at eight tomorrow evening                                                       ____________
  q. Tony is going to arrive at eight tomorrow evening                                                 ____________
      r. Tony is arriving at eight tomorrow evening                                                       ____________



                              Using the Present Progressive to express Future Tense.
Directions: Use the present progressive to complete the sentences. Use any verb that makes sense and coherence.

A: How about going across the street for a cup of coffee?
          B: I can’t. I __________________ Jennifer at the library at 5:00.
A: Why are you in such a hurry?
          B: I have to be at the airport in an hour. I __________________the 4 o’clock plane to New York. I have an important
          meeting there tomorrow.
A: We got an invitation in the mail Ron and Maureen. They _______________ a dinner party next Saturday evening. Do you like
to go? I’d like to.
          B: Sure. I always enjoy spending time with them. Let’s call and tell them we_________________________________.
A: Your cough sounds terrible. You should see the doctor.
          B: I know. It just won’t go away. I _______________________ Dr. Murray later this afternoon.

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