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I have a grammar quesion needs to be answered.

I was doing a self-quiz on the internet and i was a bit confused on this correct answer.

Q. ________ a party here next Saturday.

1. We have

2. We will have

3. We're having.

I picked 2. (We will have). Because the party won't start until next saturday, so it' future perfect to me.

However, the correct answer the system told me was 3. (We're having). i was confused. Why "ing" has used here with the future event? Can someone explain to me?
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Hi HappyKey and welcome to English Forums.

In fact, the "We are xing " (I am xing, etc.) form is used for future events.

We're having a party next Saturday.
I'm going to Disney World in August.
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I think you use "will" to refer to future events planned at the time of speaking, whereas you use the present continuous to refer to future events which you've planned in thought AND action. So "We will have a party..." means you just thought about it, and "We're having a party..." means you've thought about it, put it in your diary and sent out invites etc.

Hope that makes sense.
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Happykev I have a grammar quesion needs to be answered.
I was doing a self-quiz on the internet and i was a bit confused on this correct answer.
Q. ________ a party here next Saturday.
1. We have
2. We will have
3. We're having.
I picked 2. (We will have). Because the party won't start until next saturday, so it' future perfect to me.
However, the correct answer the system told me was 3. (We're having). i was confused. Why "ing" has used here with the future event? Can someone explain to me?
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