Grammar With Humor 15
The Present Simple and the Present Continuous can both be used to refer to events happening in the future. Underline the examples below which have future meaning. The first is done for you.
1 We’re sending our son to a holiday camp next week. > Oh! Does he need a holiday? No ut we do!" # hear you’re mo$ing to %ondon next week. > &es # ha$e to ecause o' my (o. )re you working 'or the same people? > &es * my wi'e and our six kids!+ What are you gi$ing your ay rother 'or ,hristmas this year? > # don’t know. What did you gi$e him last year? > -easles # think. ) oy was up an apple tree stealing apples. ) policeman came along and caught him. /e looked up at the oy in the tree and said0 > When are you coming down young man? When you go away! replied the oy. We’re ad$ertising 'or a new cashier in next week’s -orning 2ost. > 3ut you hired a new cashier last week! # know ut he isn’t honest. > 3ut you can’t (udge people y their appearance. #’m not. #’m (udging him y his disappearance!4 # egin work at the 5wan %aundry on -onday. > 6hat’s wonder'ul! 3ut tell me how do you wash a swan?7 -y daughter gets married at three o’clock in 5t -ary’s ,hurch on 5aturday. > /ow do you 'eel aout it? Well #’m losing a daughter ut # am gaining a telephone!