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Present Simple for Schedule

When an event is on a schedule or timetable (for example, the take-off time for a plane), we often use the present simple to express the future. We usually also use a future phrase (expressed or understood) like tomorrow, at 6.30pm, next week.

Only a few verbs are used in this way, for example:

Look at these sentences: