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    The future: a time clause?

    If no Time clause is added:

    "I'm working", "I'm going to work.", "I will work"

    Independently of the individual nuances all seem, to me, addressing the present. While:

    "I'm working tomorrow.", "I'm going to work tomorrow.", "I will work tomorrow"

    Clearly address the future. Is the future down to a complementary time clause, then?

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    Re: The future: a time clause?

    Without more context, we cannot say precisely what time periods the speaker is talking about in:
    "I'm working", "I'm going to work.", "I will work".

    Words have meaning only in context.

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    Re: The future: a time clause?

    Thank you Fivejedjon, you are always most helpful:

    "I'm working today", "I'm going to work today.", "I will work today."

    "I'm working tomorrow", "I'm going to work tomorrow.", "I will work tomorrow."

    My question still stands.

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    Re: The future: a time clause?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post
    My question still stands.
    So does my response: Words have meaning only in context.

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