regular actions or events He plays tennis most weekends. facts The sun rises in the east facts known about the future We leave at 8.30 next Monday thoughts and feelings about the time of speakingI don't feel very well.
the time of speaking ('now')Shh, I'm trying to hear what they are saying . things which are true at the moment but not alwaysWe're looking for a new flat. present plans for the futureWe're having dinner with them next week .
I don't usually have cereals for breakfast but I'm having some this morning because there is nothing else.I often cycle to work but I'm taking the car this morning because it's raining very hard.I'm thinking about having my hair cut short but I don't think my husband will be very happy about it.My parents live in Washington but I'm just visiting.