I was studying Grammar in Use, Unit 19. It says that:"You can use the present simple to talk about people if their plans are fixed like a timetable."

So assume that I've decided to study one unit each day, can I say this: "I study unit 20 tomorrow."

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    Yes, you can say it. But it would require context to be meaningful. For example, if a friend had asked you when you would study unit 20, the answer would be fine. We say things like: I leave for London next week and I fly to Canada on Friday, nearly always as part of a conversation about our intentions. Commented Aug 21, 2022 at 10:58

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Yes, this is possible in context, if you want to make a particular point.

Normally you would say "I'll study unit 20 tomorrow". This is unmarked, it makes a simple statement about the future. This might be a plan or a prediction.

However, if you want to emphasise the strict inflexibility of the schedule, you may use the simple present, with a time expression like "tomorrow". This is marked, it makes a particular point. So don't use it unless you are making the point that the timetable cannot be changed.

It would be unusual in your context, since you have decided to study one unit a day, and I would expect that you are able to change your mind, so the timetable can be changed.

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