Hurry up. The last train leaves in five minutes.

coromoto

Senior Member
Spanish Spain
¿Se puede usar el presente continuo en lugar del presente, o se pueden usar los dos?
The last train is leaving in five minutes.
The last train leaves in ...
The last train will leave in .....
 
  • The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Sí, "the last train's leaving / the train leaves..." "Will leave" sería un poquito menos idiomático en ese contexto.
     

    coromoto

    Senior Member
    Spanish Spain
    Gracias The Newt. Me parecia que los dos presentes si eran posible. "Will leave" se podría usar en una situación como esta: The train will leave at 6pm from platform 4. En una oración de futuro. ¿Es correcto este uso?
     

    gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    "Will leave" se podría usar en una situación como esta: The train will leave at 6pm from platform 4. En una oración de futuro. ¿Es correcto este uso?
    Totally correct, but rather formal. It is what the station announcer would say over the speaker. We just don't talk that way in conversation.
     

    Cenzontle

    Senior Member
    English, U.S.
    The simple present is often used for scheduled events, like the arrivals and departures pf trains.
    So, "The last train leaves..."
     
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