Student or Learner
1. Suppose it's monday (school day), and I ask my friends if they know they will have any tests this week. Should I ask:"Do you have any tests this week?" Or "Will you have any tests this week?" If it's wednesday already, but I want to know the same thing from my other friends, (I don't care about if they have already taken some exams, but if they have some exams this week) can I still use the present tense? or past.....?
2. In news, it usually says: Someone dies at 83. Why they used 'dies', not 'died'? Also, there are some other things which have already happened, but they used present tense.
thanks for help.
Do/Will you have any tests this week?
Did you have any tests this week so far?
=> Meaning, on Monday and Tuesday.
DO/Will you have any tests from here on in?
=> Meaning, on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, ...
In the news
Someone dies at age 83. <simple present = a fact>
Somone died at age 83 (yesterday). <simple past = definite time>
Does that help?