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    giving a talk

    He's giving a talk on early Roman pottery.

    Could it mean he's giving a talk now or in a future time? Is the latter more possible?


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    Re: giving a talk

    It absolutely can mean the future and often does.

    Why is Peter going to London?
    He's giving a talk on...

    What is it that Peter is spending so much time on?
    Research. He's giving a talk on... and wants to be prepared.

    Those are more likely situations than "What is Peter doing right now?"
    He's giving a talk on...

    But it can mean either.

    {not a teacher}

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