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4.1.2. The future expression of the present progressive form
The present progressive form (PrPro) has not only the meaning of the duration of the act but also the future expression.

a. The train is arriving at Sendai.
b. She is leaving Japan tomorrow.

In the above, the durative act is not expressed. PrPro is often thought that it has only that duration but it is merely a part of the meanings.

The two of (6) means the deterministic future as well as the present tense as the future expression but it is possible to change the plan, that is, the future arrangement.

(6a) means arriving in a few minutes, (6b) means merely her plan. This PrPro is also explained in the next section with the "be going to."

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