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    #1

    next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    Next week he is starting revising for the tests.
    .......................starts revising...................
    ....................is going to start revising.........
    I've been told that the first sentence is incorrect. Could you explain me why? And why is the second one correct? Present Simple for future?

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    #2

    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    They are all grammatically correct. In my opinion the first is the least natural, and the last the most natural.

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    #3

    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    I think the first is more natural in Indian English, where the present continuous is used much more frequently than it is in other variants. For me, "Next week, he will start revising ...", "Next week, he is going to start revising ..." and "Next week, he starts revising ..." are the most natural constructions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    "I think the first is more natural in Indian English, where the present continuous is used much more frequently than it is in other variants."
    I agree on that point. But the OP claims to be Polish.

    "For me, "Next week, he will start revising ...", "Next week, he is going to start revising ..." and "Next week, he starts revising ..." are the most natural constructions."
    I also agree on that point.
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    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I agree on that point. But the OP claims to be Polish.
    I am aware that the OP's member profile says his/her native language is Polish. That doesn't change the fact that the present continuous is used more frequently in Indian English than in any other variant.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    Can I say "Next week he will start revising for the tests" ? Is it correct?

    Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    Yes.

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    #8

    Re: next week - start, be starting, be going to start?

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can I say "Next week he will start revising for the tests" ? Is it correct?

    Not a teacher.
    If you look at post #3, that was my first suggestion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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