Present Continuous For Future Arrangements – One Minute English Video

Present Continuous For Future Arrangements – One Minute English Video

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Video Transcript

Hello. Welcome to TopUp Learning and welcome to your one minute lesson.

Today we are looking at present continuous for future arrangements.  But when do we use the present continuous for the future?

We use it when we have already made a definite arrangement to do something.  The present continuous for future arrangements are often used with time expressions such as tomorrow, next week, on Monday, or next month.

So for example, “I’m meeting her tomorrow for lunch”.  Am I talking about the past or the future?  I’m talking about the future.  Is it a definite arrangement?

Yes it is, I am definitely meeting her for lunch tomorrow.  To use the present continuous in a sentence, for a positive sentence it’s subject + be + present participle.

For the negative, it’s subject + be + not + present participle.  To form a question it’s be + subject + present participle.

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