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    Hi,

    Can someone please tell me the meaning of today in the following sentence? Does it mean this day or these days? And also what connotation will the sentence have if I use go into instead of go (i.e. Are you going into Uni today?)?

    Are you going to Uni today?

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    To me, it means 'this day' and more so with 'going into', which would not allow the possibility of general attendance whatever the verb form.

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    Default Re: Meaning of Today

    I share Tdol's interpretation as "this day" is the unmarked meaning for today in the example you provided; however, given more context, 'today' in are you going to university today? can mean "these days":
    A:The last time we spoke, which was a year or so ago, you were just about to graduate from high school. What are you doing today/these days? Are you going to university today/these days or ... ?
    B: Yes, I am.

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