Reply to "Future tenses"

Ahmed.A.A posted:

"Next Monday, we .......research as usual."

a- do        b- are doing

I think "do" because "as usual" refers to a timetable.

Hi, Ahmed,

Which is better depends on the surrounding context.  In a normal case, where what you are doing next Monday has not been scheduled and set in stone, so to speak, long in advance, "are doing" works much better:

  • Next Monday we are doing research as usual.

You would use the simple present, however, if instead of "next Monday" you had "on Mondays." Then the simple present would indicate a weekly habit. But, as I indicated above, in an extremely unusual context it could work in your sentence.

  • On Mondays we do research as usual.
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