1.6.4 Present Continuous в значении будущего времени
В этой главе мы рассматриваем Present Continuous в значении будущего времени . Мы по-прежнему основываем рассмотрение на понятии инфинитива.
Поскольку время Present Continuous уже подробно обсуждалось, мы не будем повторяться. Просто приведем примеры его использования с выражениями будущего времени из английской и американской литературы. Как это уже отмечалось в 1.6.1, именно таким способом мы показываем, что вероятность наступления описываемого нами события очень высока.
"I am going there tomorrow," he remarked. She laughed, as if against her will, but made no comment.
A voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay
'Is this a fact, or is it all a dream!' lisped Cleopatra. 'Can I believe, my dearest Dombey, that you are coming back tomorrow morning to deprive me of my sweet companion; my own Edith!'
Dombey and son, by Charles Dickens
Oh, Edwin, we have had a happy dream, and it has cometo an end. My father knows more than we think for. Some friends of ours are going abroad tomorrow--and I am to go with them. Nothing I can say has the least effect upon my father. He means to part us forever--and this is his cruel way of doing it!"
Little novels, by Wilkie Collins
You may imagine how this problem in brain disease interests me; and you will not wonder that I am going back to Sandsworth tomorrow afternoon, when I have done with my professional visits.
The black robe, by Wilkie Collins
'You see I was right,' she said to Henry.
He was still incredulous. 'Are you really going?' he asked.
'I am going next week.'
The haunted hotel, by Wilkie Collins
'She is very well. She is going away next week.'
'Home?' asked Mr Dorrit.
'After a few weeks' stay upon the road.'
Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
Speaking of that, two brothers from the Merton lodge are coming over to us next week to do some business in this quarter."
"Who are they?" asked someone. Valley of fear, by Arthur Conan Doyle