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    present tense vs present continuous

    I plan to play tennis this afternoon.

    I am planning to play tennis this afternoon.

    What is the basic difference in meaning of the above two sentences?

    Please explain.

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    Kiran

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    Exclamation Re: present tense vs present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I plan to play tennis this afternoon.

    I am planning to play tennis this afternoon.

    What is the basic difference in meaning of the above two sentences?

    Please explain.

    Thanks,
    Kiran
    The Present Continuous is used for future arrangements, which is applied here. So there is no basic difference as both talk of future events.

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