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    #1

    present cont. or simple present

    Hi,

    Miss Europa is beginning in a while.
    Miss Europa begins in a while.

    Miss Europa is beginning 2 hours later.
    Miss Europa begins 2 hours later.

    I can't figure out which one is OK...

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: present cont. or simple present

    They could all be correct in the right CONTEXT.

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    #3

    Re: present cont. or simple present

    I do wonder about the second set. Two hours later than what?

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    #4

    Re: present cont. or simple present

    That's why context is necessary.

    'Mad Men' starts at 8 o'clock. '
    Miss Europa' begins two hours later.

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