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Going to

Post by NewUser » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:33 pm

Hi,
I can use present progressive for future arrangements like: "I’m meeting Emma after school," but if I say "I'm going to meet Emma after school," it means that it's my plan but it isn't organized.
It's confusing because the second sentence has a time which we choose together to meet so why can't it be organized too?

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Re: Going to

Post by Alan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:45 am

This is not a grammar issue, but simply a question of which is natural under certain circumstances.
If you have arranged with another party, the present progressive simply happens to be the more normal choice.

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