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    confusing sentences!

    Hi dear sir, I need to know some confusing simple present sentences which is being used for future which is as follows :
    where do we find him,
    what do we do now,
    how do i get there,
    i want to know that, does the sentence "where do we find him" has the same meaning as in "where will we find him" or what, if it is in future sense then why it is written in simple present form.
    Thank you!

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    Re: confusing sentences!

    Quote Originally Posted by qazi sharique View Post
    Hi dear sir, I need to know some confusing simple present sentences which is being used for future which is as follows :
    where do we find him,
    what do we do now,
    how do i get there,
    i want to know that, does the sentence "where do we find him" has the same meaning as in "where will we find him" or what, if it is in future sense then why it is written in simple present form.
    Thank you!
    They can have very similar meanings depending on context. Do you have a context in mind?

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    Re: confusing sentences!

    Quote Originally Posted by qazi sharique View Post
    Hi dear sir, I need to know understand some confusing sentences where the simple present sentences which is being used for the future. which is They are as follows:

    Where do we find him?
    What do we do now?
    How do I get there?


    I want to know that, does if the sentence "Where do we find him?" has the same meaning as in "Where will we find him?" or what, If it is in the future sense then why it is it written in simple present form?
    Thank you.
    Where do we find him? = Where can we find him? = Where is he?
    What do we do now? = What can/should/shall we do now?
    How do I get there? = What is the best way for me to get there?

    Please see my corrections to your post in red. Please don't address your posts as if you are writing a formal letter. "Dear Sir" might be appropriate when you are writing to your male bank manager but it's not required here. It's overly formal and many of us are female.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: confusing sentences!

    Thanks a lot emsr2d2, but would u please explain further why did they use the simple present tense there, is it for some particular situation and time? or can we use it anytime?

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