Present tense indicating immediate future

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Present tense indicating immediate future

In this example, "You are leaving next Tuesday, aren't you", the correct answer used the present tense to indicate immediate future, but next Tuesday is not the immediate future.  What is the cut-off?  A week? A month? It varies?

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

There is no definitive cut-off. It depends on context and how the speaker perceives the temporal proximity.

Present tense indicating immediate future

In this example, "You are leaving next Tuesday, aren't you", the correct answer used the present tense to indicate immediate future, but next Tuesday is not the immediate future.  What is the cut-off?  A week? A month? It varies?

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