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    What do I wear today?

    Can I say "what do I wear today?"

    I wear is just a simple present tense, and I've learned that simple present is not used usually, except like in something true ( Earth goes around the Sun )

    Do I need to say differently, like what am I going to wear?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: What do I wear today?

    This appears to be someone talking to him/herself. Either tense will work in that case.

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    Re: What do I wear today?

    Quote Originally Posted by shhop319 View Post
    I've learned that simple present is not used usually, except like in something true .
    That is not true. The present simple is widely used, and for many different things.


    1. Eternal, habitual, permanent, general, etc truths: Water freezes at 0⁰ Celsius.
    2. Regular or repeated actions: I normally drive to work.
    3. Present states: That car belongs to George.
    4. Instructions, directions, demonstrations, etc: I engage first gear and let the clutch up.
    5. Commentary on fast action: Perry heads the ball to Charlton; he stops it, turns,
    6. Vivid, dramatic or historic present: Then this chap walks up to me and punches me.
    7. Timetabled future: Luke leaves for Moscow next Wednesday.
    8. Future time and conditional clauses: If you drive me to the station, I'll catch the 8.15.
    9. Present speech acts, where the verb is the act: I declare this fête open.

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    #4

    Re: What do I wear today?

    I'm sorry, but I don't get the meaning of this sentence: I engage first gear and let the clutch up.

    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: What do I wear today?

    I am not a teacher.

    Do you know how to drive a car?

    It means, "I put it in first gear and let the clutch out."

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    Re: What do I wear today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    I'm sorry, but I don't get the meaning of this sentence: I engage first gear and let the clutch up.

    Does your car have a "stick shift" (a manual/standard transmission) or is it an automatic? If you have ever driven a stick, that's the process of getting the car to actually move forward. If you have more questions about that, let's start a new thread in the members section.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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