"I go to school tomorrow" to imply that I will attend school tomorrow. Is the aforementioned expression within inverted commas correct?

  • By the way, this " is a speech mark, and this ' is an apostrophe or an inverted comma, depending on usage. Jul 5, 2017 at 8:08
  • To 'go to school' means to 'regularly attend school as a pupil'. It may be used inchoatively, at least in the UK ('Jimmy goes to school tomorrow'), but one wouldn't expect such command of the language from a 4-year-old. Jul 5, 2017 at 8:21
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    Try this instead: "Tomorrow I'm going to school." Use the Present Continuous tense for actions that have been planned and/or prearranged in the past. PC tense is used to express actions in progress, and to express a future arrangement, usually a time reference is needed, e.g. "I'm meeting Alice for coffee on Saturday"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:00
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    Possible duplicate of Is it correct to say "we start tomorrow"?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jul 5, 2017 at 9:15
  • Sorry about the migration to ELL. I voted to close this question as a duplicate to the one @Mari-LouA mentioned. However, because 3 people voted for migration and I was the 5th vote, the system sided with the votes for migration.
    – Lawrence
    Jul 5, 2017 at 11:37

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It is not ungrammatical. There are even situations when it would be natural. However, as we don't have any more context it's hard to say whether it's right for you.

Present simple, like "I go", can mean something that's happening now - but it's also used for statements of general truth, or about things that are habitual. "I go to school", on its own, isn't usually used to mean you are in the process of getting to school - it means that you attend school in general. You are a schoolkid (or a student, if you're using the American usages of school to include college and university).

Thus, "I go to school tomorrow" can be a perfectly good statement of general truth. However, depending on context you might want to say "I will go to school tomorrow", or "I can go to school tomorrow", or "I should go to school tomorrow". It might even be better to have a different verb, like "I start school tomorrow". It all depends on context and exactly what you're trying to say.

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