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    Present continuous

    Sometimes ' present continuous' can be used for the future, for example,
    like the sentence "I am going home". But I am a little confused of distinguishing 'present continuous' from 'future.' Do you have any idea of this?

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    Re: Present continuous

    1 Present continuous tense is used to express an intend in future, that we have planed.

    ex: I'm going to see you on Sunday (i'm sure i will come)

    2. But Future simple tense express an action might/can happen in future.

    ex: I will be an English teacher. (I want to be a teacher but maybe I will not be a teacher, i'm not sure)

    you understand?

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    Re: Present continuous

    We use it when we have made the arrangements:
    I'm seeing the dentist next Tuesday = I have made the appointment.

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