Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. Senior Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Sep 2014
    • Posts: 708
    #1

    programmes (I start/will start)

    Hi,

    'We use the Present Simple with a future meaning to talk about timetables, programmes, etc: I start my new job on Monday.'

    The source: 'The Popularisation of Business and Economic English in Online Newspapers' by Elisa Mattiello. (page 90)

    Is it impossible to use 'will' or 'present progressive?

    I am starting my new job on Monday.
    I will start my new job on Monday.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by ademoglu; 20-Nov-2016 at 19:43. Reason: added 'start'

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Academic
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,752
    #2

    Re: programmes (I start/will start)

    It's not impossible, but it would normally be unnatural.

  3. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 11,620
    #3

    Re: programmes (I start/will start)

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Hi,

    'We use the Present Simple with a future meaning to talk about timetables, programmes, etc: I start my new job on Monday.'

    The source: 'The Popularisation of Business and Economic English in Online Newspapers' by Elisa Mattiello. (page 90)

    Is it impossible to use 'will' or 'present progressive?

    I am starting my new job on Monday.
    I will start my new job on Monday.
    Note my correction. The author should not have capitalized the name of the tense.
    I am not a teacher.

  4. emsr2d2's Avatar
    Moderator
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 44,799
    #4

    Re: programmes (I start/will start)

    For me, both "I'm starting a/my new job on Monday" and "I start a/my new job on Monday" are equally natural and acceptable.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

Similar Threads

  1. [Essay] [ielts] Should children start learning foreign language as soon as they start school?
    By tuankhukhi in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 23-May-2014, 10:07
  2. [Grammar] Start to fall VS start falling
    By TitoBr in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Mar-2013, 21:11
  3. [General] start operation/start operating
    By jiaruchan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2010, 16:37
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Oct-2008, 19:44
  5. what the use of start off when start give the meaning
    By herbiji in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 15-Jan-2006, 16:22

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •