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?
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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’.
we use the present simple for future only to talk generally about formal actions that no longer are fixed