Do you agree that when we use Present Continuous and Present Simple for future plans Present Continuous conveys a personal initiative while Present Simple conveys some outward instructions?

Is my understanding correct that:

1 Are you working tomorrow?

Can mean "are you going to work tomorrow?" "have you made up your mind to work tomorrow?"

2 Do you work tomorrow?

Is more likely to mean "Is tomorrow the day when you have to to go to work because it's timetabled?" or "because it is inevitable?"

3 Are we having a class tomorrow? (if put by a student to the teacher)

Can mean "Are we going to have a class/lesson tomorrow?" The class hasn't been fixed yet.

4 Do we have a class tomorrow/lesson tomorrow?

Can mean "Is a lesson scheduled for tomorrow?

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    Sounds right to me. Not sure a full answer would be more than just "yeah, sure". – snetch Oct 16 '18 at 15:30
  • The matter is that the British don't accept "Do you work tomorrow?" or "When do you go to work tomorrow"? Basically, present simple with tomorrow. – user1425 Oct 16 '18 at 15:47
  • Ah, I guess I should add that I'm in America. – snetch Oct 16 '18 at 16:33

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