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    "Is" - future or present in this context

    For the following contexts:

    There are so many time slots to choose from.
    In fact, there is a class tomorrow.
    ("Is" here should be referring to the present situation, shouldn't it?)

    He is on a road trip tomorrow. ("Is" here refers to the future state of being)

    Thank you.

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    Re: "Is" - future or present in this context

    Quote Originally Posted by lycen View Post
    For the following contexts:

    There are so many time slots to choose from.
    In fact, there is a class tomorrow.("Is" here should be referring to the present situation, shouldn't it?) No, it refers to tomorrow, just as your sentence below does.

    'In fact, there is a class (starting) now.' refers to the present.

    He is on a road trip tomorrow. ("Is" here refers to the future state of being) yes

    Thank you.
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