Grammar Guru: Talking about plans

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I’ve been living in Giesing since I came to Munich. (79%, 19 Votes)
I’ve been living in Giesing since I have come to Munich.(21%, 5 Votes)
Well done! But I know how very hard this is. Explanation here.

Now, I’m ready to leave to go on a trip. What do I say?
I go to Poznań this weekend.
I am going to Poznań this weekend.
I will go to Poznań this weekend.


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  1. I think worrying about the distinctions between the future tenses is a little exaggerated, but they do work a little differently:

    It’s planned and arranged for Monday? I’m doing it on Monday.
    I might do it on Monday? I will probably do it on Monday.
    I have a jour fixe? I do it on Monday. Every Monday.

    And it’s a promise to you? I’ll do it – I’ll podcast – on Monday!
    And I want to do it, and nobody’s going to stop me? I’m going to put my feet up when I come back 🙂

    PS: How do you say, “Ich will am Montag ins Kino“? Tip: Don’t use “will”!

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