"When he finishes his exam, he ...........to London."

A- will travel     b- is traveling 

I think "is travelling" is correct as it shows that he has arranged to travel to London, but I have never seen a present simple and a present continuous in one sentence.

Original Post

Hi, Ahmed,

With time clauses in our exams, use 'will' for prediction or 'be going to' for intentions and decisions. Your sentence means: When / If he finishes his exam, It is predicted that he will travel to London.

Ahmed Abdelhafeez posted:

So why not "is traveling"?

Please, notice that I have focused on the expected answer in our exams. If you want to ask about the possibility of using the present progressive in the main clause, then the answer is 'yes'. It is possible to use the present progressive in the main clause particularly if there is more context. Following your question above, I think you can correctly say:

- When he reaches London, he will be staying / is going to stay / is staying with his friends.

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