Why can we use the following statement when we mean future events?
What time do you get there?
Or should we rather say:
What time will you get there?
Is there a difference?
The present tense can express the future when plans are being discussed, particularly in reference to timetables, routines and schedules. For that reason it is sometimes called the ‘diary future’.
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we use the present simple for future only to talk generally about formal actions that no longer are fixed