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Future Present Simple

Using the Present Simple to talk about the future

The  Present Simple is used to refer to facts, therefore when using it to  talk about the future it is used to refer to fixed, scheduled or  timetabled events. The Present simple form is discussed here.

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Present Simple for the future

  • A timetable

The train leaves at 17:30

  • A schedule

The class finishes in ten minutes

  • A known fact

His birthday is in May

  • An arrangement

We have our exam on Tuesday


That these uses can be understood as statements of truth or fact. As explained in the basic functions of the present simple here

Related Topics

The fundamental future forms 

Will / Be going to / The present continuous / Future actions & intentions / Predictions about the future

Will & Shall uses

Decisions about future actions / Offers of help / Facts about the future / Shall with I & we

Expressions used to talk about the future

Be to / Be due to / Be about to / Be on the point of

The Present Simple Form and Function here

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