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    present simple with near future

    hi
    I wanna asking which one is more correct ?
    1- we open the website soon
    2
    we will open the website soon


    and thanks

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    Re: present simple with near future

    Quote Originally Posted by mamlady View Post
    hi
    I wanna asking which one is more correct ?
    1- we open the website soon
    2
    we will open the website soon


    and thanks
    "We will open the website soon" is correct. You could also use the present continuous, "We are opening the website soon."

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    Re: present simple with near future

    Quote Originally Posted by mamlady View Post
    hi
    I wanna asking which one is more correct ?
    1- we open the website soon
    2
    we will open the website soon


    and thanks
    OK,

    Yes, we can use the present simple to express near future. For instance, it is used when we want the express an officially planned action or an action belonging to a settled programme. For example:

    The championship starts next Saturday.
    The tourists visit the British Museum on Friday morning.


    Madox

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