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    Default Auxiliary

    1) Do we have art class tomorrow?
    2) Will we have art class tomorrow?


    If I have to ask if we have art class tomorrow or not, I'll choose the first one because the present tense axiliary 'do' specifies a general idea or a simple fact. For example,

    Possible answers from the questions:
    Yes, I have art class tomorrow. (OK)
    Yes, I will have art class tomorrow. (OK, but-)

    What do you think?

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    I agree. I'd use the second to about a specific class- the teacher's been away, etc.

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