Cześć! :) ulala an interesting one! IMHO:
He's flying on Monday.
- it can be his plans, intentions, or personal arrangements
Czesto slysze jednak:
He flies on Monday.
- can be spoken by a professional such as a lawyer or bissinessman (sort of their argot?); it can also refer to a scheduled event;
Some could say: He shall fly on Monday.
1) is a natural way of conveying the meaning, anyway.
When is Monday? Tomorrow? In two days' time? This is an important thing I think. I use the simple present for an occurrence
in the future, not for my plans for the future. I would never use the simple present to express a future appointment, and I don't recall hearing anyone do that - maybe some people do?
I'm going to the doctor's tomorrow.
I'll be going to the doctor's tomorrow.
I will be seeing a client at 5:00 tomorrow.
I'm going to be seeing a client at 5-o'-clock tomorrow.
and : I will be flying to Tampa in the morning. The plane leaves at 07:00.
I will see a client tomorrow at 5.
That is odd to me.
, The Scots you work with speak like this, right?
I am awaitng what others have to say.
edytowany przez grudziu: 29 lip 2013