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Hi!!

I started studying English very recently

what is the difference between these two situations?

1)
Present Continuous
USE 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future

Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. This is most commonly done when talking about public transportation, but it can be used with other scheduled events as well.
Examples:
The train leaves tonight at 6 PM.
The bus does not arrive at 11 AM, it arrives at 11 PM.
When do we board the plane?
The party starts at 8 o'clock.
When does class begin tomorrow?

2) Present Continuous
Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future
Examples:
I am meeting some friends after work.
I am not going to the party tonight.
Is he visiting his parents next weekend?
Isn't he coming with us tonight?

thanks

PD: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepresent.html
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/presentcontinuous.html
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MariaJose12345Hi!!

I started studying English very recently

what is the difference between these two situations?

1)

Present Continuous This is a mistake I think - this paragraph is talking about, and giving examples of, the simple present, not the present continuous.

USE 3 Scheduled Events in the Near Future

Speakers occasionally use Simple Present to talk about scheduled events in the near future. This is most commonly done when talking about public transportation, but it can be used with other scheduled events as well.

Examples:

The train leaves tonight at 6 PM.

The bus does not arrive at 11 AM, it arrives at 11 PM.

When do we board the plane?

The party starts at 8 o'clock.

When does class begin tomorrow?

The simple present is used for 'timetable' situations - something will happen at a fixed (and usually precise) time, often regardless of anything that I do.

2) Present Continuous

Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future

Examples:

I am meeting some friends after work.

I am not going to the party tonight.

Is he visiting his parents next weekend?

Isn't he coming with us tonight?

thanks

This is more a 'diary' situation - I have a plan or intention for something to happen, and have control over the action.

PD: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepresent.html

http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/presentcontinuous.html

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hello,

You got right was a mistake of mine.

Your explanation is very good, thanks!!!! Emotion: big smile