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    simple present

    In some texts, I saw sentence like this "Are you going to study English tomorrow?" But answer was "yes,I plan to study English tomorrow."
    The answer isn't in future but in simple present,why? simple present is used with "tomorrow". May i know why? and when this way of writing is correct?

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    Re: simple present

    The simple present is often used to refer to a future event. "I leave for Sydney on Thursday".
    But in neither of your sentences does the present refer to the future.
    The sentence means "I plan [now] to study tomorrow", not "Tomorrow, I'm going to plan to study".

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    Re: simple present

    Quote Originally Posted by eseslami View Post
    In some texts a text, I saw the sentence like this "Are you going to study English tomorrow?" But The answer was "Yes, (space required after a comma) I plan to study English tomorrow."
    The answer isn't in the future but is in the simple present. Why is the simple present is used with "tomorrow"? May i know why? and When is this way of writing is correct?
    The simple present is used because it refers to the current plan. By definition, plans refer to what you might do in the future. It doesn't matter how far in the future.

    I plan to eat dinner at 6pm today.
    I plan to go on holiday in February.
    I plan to own a mansion by 2025.

    Please see my corrections above, marked in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: simple present

    It's very kind of you to explain and note every things.I don't know if i could write correctly in future.

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