Present Continuous for Future Plans


We can use the present continuous to talk about future arrangements.
Take care not to use the present continuous in other future forms, e.g. we don’t use it to describe future facts (The new shop will open tomorrow).


The present continuous is formed with the respective form of the verb to be and the -ing form of the verb:
work – am/is/are working
go – am/is/are going

Verbs which end with an –e: we simple remove the –e then add –ing form:
give – am/is/are giving

Short verbs (i.e. with one syllable) which end with a vowel followed by a consonant, we simple double the consonant:
get – am/is/are getting

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