Is the following sentence grammatically correct? If so, please include the rule that applies.
Tomorrow is Tuesday.
Only if today is Monday.
The previous post by Nicky_K is correct. English may use the present indicative instead of the future tense for events that will occur in the near future. Both are correct. A few examples:
"Tomorrow we leave for Acapulco." or "Tomorrow we will leave for Acapulco."
"Next week we have our exam." or "Next week we will have our exam."
"Dinner is served in 5 minutes." or "Dinner will be served in 5 minutes."
When we want to talk about future events based on a schedule or timetable we use simple present tense. "will" is used to make a prediction. So both forms are correct but they have different implications.
PS There is no future tense in English; only present and past. There are different forms that can be used to talk about the future TIME.
Good question. Great answers.
Your PS comment concerning "no future tense in English" is in fact correct. It is technically a form and not a tense. Thanks for adding this clarification.
Tense is not synonymous with time in English; we can use the present tense to talk about the future or even past time and the past tense to talk about the future. .
PS The issue of how many tenses there are in English and whether will + verb is or isn't the future tense is a one that has caused rows here and elsewhere before, so can I make a pre-emptive plea for this not to happen again?
Everybody's so busy patting themselves on the back because WE KNOW that there is no Future Tense. In the meantime, most websites are talking Future Continuous, and every other 'tense'.
Can we put aside this 'show of terminology' and help posters here to understand the forms and uses of the verb forms?
The previous post by Nicky_K is correct. English may use the present indicative instead of the future tense for events that will occur in the near future. Both are correct.
This is incorrect.