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Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. This is most commonly done when talking about public transportation, but it can be used with other scheduled events as well.
The train leaves tonight at 6 PM.
The bus does not arrive at 11 AM, it arrives at 11 PM.
When do we board the plane?
The party starts at 8 o'clock.
(They are all OK)
My question is can we construct a sentence with the adverb of time 'now' ?
Ameley: Do you know when the party starts?
Sarrah: Don't worry...It starts now.
ENGLISH PAGE - Simple Present
Speakers sometimes use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is happening or is not happening now. This can only be done with Non-Continuous Verbs and certain Mixed Verbs.
Could you please check the page? I have been confused because I read 'this can only be done with Non-Continuous Verbs and certain Mixed Verbs'. Does the verb 'start' comprise it?
I am here now.
She is not here now.
He needs help right now.
He does not need help now.
He has his passport in his hand.
Do you have your passport with you?
'Start' is a a verb denoting an event rather than a state; it can be used in continuous forms:
The performance starts/is starting in two minutes.