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    Grammatically I don't know how to write this sentence correctly "On Monday I'm going to church" or "On Monday I go to church" I think that first one is correctly, but I should use "go" because it's Present Simple routine. So which one is correct?

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    Default Re: Routine

    Do you actually go to church (almost) every Monday? If that's the case, then I would use the Simple Present. If you're just stating that next Monday you will be found there, then the Presetn Continuous is OK.

    However, note that you could also use the Continuous for a usual action, but adding something to the sentence:

    - How about a beer on Monday evening?
    - I'm afraid I can't. On Monday, as usual, I'm going to church. We'll have to leave it for some other time.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Routine

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Grammatically I don't know how to write this sentence correctly "On Monday I'm going to church" or "On Monday I go to church" I think that first one is correctly, but I should use "go" because it's Present Simple routine. So which one is correct?
    If you go to church every Monday, say "On Mondays I go to church".

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