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    Question Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Hello,

    My question is about the present continuous and the simple future:

    She is leaving to London next month. (Not will leave)
    She will leave to London next month.


    The first sentence is the right one, but both of them express arrangement.
    Well, would you please tell me the difference between them.

    Thank you
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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    Hello,

    My question is about the present continuous and the simple future:

    She is leaving to London next month. (Not will leave)
    She will leave to London next month.


    The first sentence is the right one, but both of them express arrangement.
    Well, would you please tell me the difference between them.

    Thank you
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    They are both incorrect. Do you mean "she is leaving for (to go to) London"?

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are both incorrect. Do you mean "she is leaving for (to go to) London"?
    Really they are incorrect! I type exactly the sentence as in the slice.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    I typed exactly the sentenceexactly as in the slice.
    What do you mean by 'slice'?

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    She is leaving for London next month.
    She will leave for London next month.
    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    The first sentence is the right one, but both of them express arrangement.
    Well, would you please tell me the difference between them..
    What makes you so sure that the second expresses arrangement? It could be suggesting certainty or willingness.

    Referring to a form with 'will + bare infinitive' as the 'simple future' suggests that it is a tense; it is not. It is simply one of several Ways of Expressing the Future in English .

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    What do you mean by 'slice'?
    Thank you for the correction.
    The slice which is in Powerpoint '' diapositive''

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    She is leaving to London next month. (Not will leave)
    I just want to know why the use of ''will'' in that context is incorrect since they both can express arrangement.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    I just want to know why the use of ''will'' in that context is incorrect since they both can express arrangement.
    The use of 'will' is not incorrect - unless the speaker is wishing to make it clear that the leaving is the result of an arrangement. If the idea of the arrangement is uppermost in the speaker's mind, then they are more likely to say:

    She is leaving
    She is going to leave
    She is to leave
    She leaves
    She has arranged to leave
    She plans to leave

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    Really they are incorrect! I type exactly the sentence as in the slice.
    Thank you.
    As you later mentioned a Powerpoint presentation, I think you mean a "slide", not a "slice".

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    Default Re: Present continuous Vs Simple future

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As you later mentioned a Powerpoint presentation, I think you mean a "slide", not a "slice".
    I think you're right. Even so, the concept that a sentence must be right because it's on a Powerpoint slide is rather frightening. I hope not too many people believe it.

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