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When we are considering something, in spoken English is it okay to use the Present Simple:

  • So what's your plan?
  • Well, I take the train to Boston. I go to his house. I sneak in and then I steal that piece you need while you stand outside waiting for me.

Is this grammatically okay?

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Yes, absolutely. It is characteristic of informal speech, but in that context the present simple is often used for more-or-less immediate intentions.

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