I think "this week" can imply the future, the present, and the past. So I don't know how to express the situation properly. (The situation where a festival is currently going on and it's during this week)

  1. This week we have a festival there.
  2. This week we are having a festival there.
  3. We have been having a festival there from last Monday.

I made these three sentences, but all of them sound odd to me. Don't #1 and #2 imply future event in a week? And #3 cannot imply that "a festival is held during this week."

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    No, (1) and (2) don't imply the future, but the current week. Apr 6, 2022 at 8:08
  • @KateBunting Oh, I see. Thank you so much for your answer!
    – Nigutumok
    Apr 7, 2022 at 0:36

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To elaborate on my earlier comment - Yes, the present tense can refer to the future - We're having a festival this coming weekend - but a sentence like We have a festival this week would usually be understood to mean that the festival has already started unless otherwise specified (It starts tomorrow).

You could say We've been having a festival here since Monday. If you say last Monday it suggests that you mean the Monday of last week.


I think 1 and 2 mean almost the same case except for 2 mean more active process of description

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