The will future form is mostly used for unplanned actions or events, or to make predictions that are not based on facts. The going to future form is mostly used for planned future actions or events, decided future actions or events or logical conclusions. The present continuous for future meaning is mostly used for future arrangements. The present simple for future meaning is mostly used for scheduled future events. However, there is some overlap between these uses.
The present simple for future meaning describes future events that are securely planned, for instance on a timetable or schedule. It is often used for the times of transport and events. Though any present verb is possible, common verbs for this meaning are start, begin, go, leave, finish, arrive, and come. I have a meeting at 4pm. The train leaves at noon.
- In the following four vignettes, I will discuss positive and negative scenarios of the implementation of digital fabrication in education based on the categories I just described.