Why isn't a Future Simple ("After that I will have vacation for a month") used here?


We often use the simple present tense for things scheduled in the future, such as

I leave for France tomorrow

Reference: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar-reference/talking-about-the-future


It's "I have" as in "I have on my schedule".

It's an idiomatic usage, and basically says "This is what I have in front of me."

"I have a vacation (for a month) approaching in my future."

Does that help?

  • Yeah, i get it, I asked specifically about the tenses. But thank you anyway! – Oroffe Mar 4 at 7:56
  • There is nothing wrong as such with "After that I will have vacation for a month" (except it would probably be worded "After that I will have a vacation for a month" or "After that I will be on vacation for a month" or "After that I will have a month's vacation") -- it's just not what would normally be said. The idiomatic non-future-tense "I have" is far more likely to be used. – Prime Mover Mar 4 at 9:35

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