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    #1

    my ex is having a baby in March

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    1- I've heard that my ex is having a baby in March.
    2- I've heard that my ex will have a baby in March.
    3- I've just got an email from the seller. Those shoes will cost $1,000.

    I know thatwe can use 'be going to' in sentences 1, 2 and 3 but still I would like to ask if the above ones are OK or not.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    I think 'will' can be omitted in #3, but I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    Is having = Activity has started.
    I think the present continuous can also refer to the near future, but I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    What about this one: my ex is having a baby!

    Could it also mean that 'my ex is going to have a baby'?

    P.S I have heard the expression 'we're having a baby' in the movies but I am not sure where.

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    #5

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    1- I've heard that my ex is having a baby in March.
    2- I've heard that my ex will have a baby in March.
    3- I've just got an email from the seller. Those shoes will cost $1,000.

    I know thatwe can use 'be going to' in sentences 1, 2 and 3 but still I would like to ask if the above ones are OK or not.
    Yes, they are. #2 is less likely than 'is having' or 'is going to have'. in my opinion.

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    #6

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think 'will' can be omitted in #3
    Yes, but the meaning will be slightly different.

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    #7

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u;117676
    The first sentence should go like this "she will be having a baby in [B
    M[/B]arch".
    The first sentence is fine as it is

    Is having = Activity has started.
    The present continuous can refer to future situation, as Matthew noted.

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    #8

    Re: my ex is having a baby in March

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    What about this one: my ex is having a baby!
    Without a future time marker, I think it could refer to the present moment, but I am not a teacher.

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