I would be very grateful to someone who would write for me a rule from his/her favourite grammar book about the use of the present simple for future actions beside its use for timetables. (So far I could find only "the rule for timetables", but I suspect there is something else.)
I would appreciate extracts from textbooks (or links to some famouse grammar textbooks) and examples, of course.
P.S. I only found "a regular schedule or something similar" in Michael Swan's Practical English Usage.
Last edited by englishhobby; 11-Aug-2014 at 11:27.
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)
'To express future time, after some conjunctions: after, when, before, as soon as, until'── quoted from http://www.edufind.com/english/gramm...ent_simple.php
The following example should have nothing to do with timetables because no one knows the exact time.
'Christians have long been waiting for when Jesus returns.'
Not a teacher.