I heard present continuous is also used for temporary events which must not be happen in the same time with 'saying' but the first sentence below sounds wrong to me , even leaving work when he starts his shift is a temporary event for mentioned week .

Could you please tell me which one is correct ?

1- In this week , I am leaving work when my collegue starts his shift

2-In this week , I leave work when my collegue starts his shift

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In English, we often use the present continuous for plans or arrangements. For example,

We are going to the movies tomorrow.

It doesn't explicitly have anything to do with whether the event is temporary or not, only with whether it's a plan. Because the speaker is describing a plan for the week, "I am leaving work" sounds natural.

(As an aside, "In this week" is incorrect; we would just start the sentence with "This week...")


It is better to use 'I am leaving'

We often use the present continuous/progressive tense to talk about the future. The future actions and events are already decided. They are planned, or they are starting to happen.

I am seeing him next week. He is coming this month. She is meeting him this afternoon. They are having a party very soon. We are playing cricket the day after tomorrow. What are you doing this evening?

this week (NOT in this week)

We say- this week, this month, this year, next week, next month, next year, this morning, this afternoon, last Monday, this Wednesday, next Saturday etc.

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