present simple (future)

Point 3 in the category of FUTURE is defined:

PLANS: the present simple to talk about timetabled events in the future.

Not all of the English Grammar Profile examples suggest that there is a ‘future’ element:


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is|begins|ends|finishes|starts _II _RA

1 STARTS AT 7PM 336

2 STARTS AT 8PM 271

PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

Do you mind if I have a party here?

The party starts at 8 PM.

3 STARTS AT 10AM 248
4 STARTS AT 6PM 246
5 STARTS AT 9AM 238
6 STARTS AT 11AM 186
7 STARTS AT 2PM 166
8 BEGINS AT 7PM 165
9 STARTS AT 7.30PM 158
10 STARTS AT 8AM 153
11 STARTS AT 1PM 149
12 STARTS AT 5PM 149
13 STARTS AT 4PM 147
14 IS AT 2PM 144
15 BEGINS AT 6PM 140
16 BEGINS AT 10AM 138
17 BEGINS AT 9AM 137
18 IS AT 3PM 136

is|begins|ends|finishes|starts _II _NPD

1 IS ON SATURDAY 1218
2 IS ON SUNDAY 990
3 IS ON FRIDAY 904
4 STARTS ON MONDAY 808
5 BEGINS ON MONDAY 805
6 IS ON THURSDAY 749
7 IS ON MONDAY 698
8 BEGINS ON FRIDAY 670
9 IS ON TUESDAY 614
10 STARTS ON FRIDAY 612
11 IS ON WEDNESDAY 597
12 BEGINS ON THURSDAY 531
13 BEGINS ON SATURDAY 500
14 STARTS ON SATURDAY 478
15 STARTS ON THURSDAY 448
16 STARTS ON SUNDAY 433
17 BEGINS ON TUESDAY 406
18 ENDS ON SUNDAY 391
19 BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY 372
20 BEGINS ON SUNDAY 370