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Future: present continuous to talk about the future (I’m working tomorrow)

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The present continuous can refer to the future. It shows that we have already decided something and usually that we have already made a plan or arrangements:

[talking about plans for a tour by a rock music group]

The band is visiting Denmark next May.

I am taking the train to Paris tomorrow.

Warning:

We don’t use the present continuous when we predict something. Instead, we use going to or will:

It’s going to rain again soon.

Not: It’s raining again soon.

(“Future: present continuous to talk about the future ( I’m working tomorrow )” from English Grammar Today © Cambridge University Press. Need grammar practice? Try English Grammar Today with Workbook.)
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