Hi! The conversation below is present continuous isn't it? Thanks, Fulvio

A: Which soccer club is he going to join?

B: He is going to join Manchester United.

yellowstarstruckThe conversation below is present continuous, isn't it?

Technically, yes. However, we don't think of what anyone intends to do as continuous action. This is obvious from the fact that you can convey the same meaning by saying: Which soccer club does he intend to join? There's no continuous tense in that sentence.

There is real continuous action in sentences like this: He is going to the supermarket right now.



It seems to me that you confuse the grammatical tense with the real time. Syntactically, both A and B expressed their sentences in the present continuous tense. But, in regard to the real time, those expressions refer to the situation placed in the foreseeable future.