Asking about future plans

With friends, we often ask about what they are planning on doing at some time in the future. Here are ten phrases that English speakers often use to ask other people what their pla

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. What are you doing tomorrow?
  2. Got any plans for tomorrow?
  3. What's your plan for tomorrow?
  4. Are you doing anything tomorrow?
  5. What's on the cards for tomorrow?
  6. Busy tomorrow?
  7. Have you got anything on tomorrow?
  8. Have you got anything planned for tomorrow
  9. What's happening tomorrow?
  10. How's tomorrow looking?
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrase 1 is a general question and might be asked just out of curiosity.
  2. Phrase 2 is a more relaxed and informal version of phrase 1.
  3. Phrase 3 might imply that I have my plan, and I am asking you what your plan is. Your boss could ask this to check what you are doing.
  4. Phrases 4, 6, 7 and 8 can all be used when you are hoping to arrange something with a friend or colleague.
  5. Phrase 5 uses a fortune telling metaphor: 'it's on the cards' means it's likely, but not certain. This expression is often used in the negative form to say we have no intention of doing something.
  6. In phrase 7, note that we use the expression 'I've got something on' to indicate a definite plan.
  7. Phrase 9 is a general question, similar to phrase 1.
  8. Phrase 10 could be used to check that something you have planned for tomorrow with a friend is still OK. You hope the answer is: 'fine' which means your plan is still on.
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