A future time word or phrase is necessary to show the difference between a present and future reference.

Sometimes an earlier statement makes the future time clear, and a future time word is not necessary in every sentence.

The present continuous is used when the idea of the sentence concerns a planned event or definite intention.

  • Minhee’s plane is arriving in Incheon at 6:00 tonight.
  • She and her husband are meeting their business partner tomorrow.
  • They’re leaving Seoul next week. They’re flying to London.