present simple? present continuous? will? be going to?
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PRESENT TENSES ( use)
PRESENT SIMPLEPRESENT CONTINUOUS
routine / habit
We always have parties at your house. action at the moment
Im talking to a friend now.
He lives in London. temporary situation
Hes staying in a hotel for a while.
timetable ( about the future or not)
The train leaves at 6. expressing annoyance about repetitionsYoure always interrupting me!
universal truth, factsThe sun sets in the west. fixed future arrangement (with a time/date)Were having a test next Friday.
state ( not an action)
I love meeting people.Notice! Stative verbs dont take -ing form.I m loving meeting new people.
PRESENT SIMPLE? PRESENT CONTINUOUS? WILL? BE GOING TO ?FUTURE TENSES ( use)
WILL/ WONT + INFINITIVEBE GOING TO + INFINITIVE
predictions based on what we think or imagine ( uncertain)Im afraid I wont go to the cinema tonight.
Ill probably go tomorrow. plans, intentionsIm going to become a famous pianist one day.
quick, sudden ( on-the-spot) decisions for near futureCome and join us. Ill get you a drink. predictions based on clear signs, evidenceWatch out! Hes going to cross the street.
promises, offers, requestsI swear it wont happen again.
Will you marry me?
predictions that we cant control (uncertain)Shell be 15 years old next week.