Using the Present Progressive for the Future
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.