Using Le Présent for immediate/near future actions

Look at these sentences:

Je prends mon train dans une heure.I'm taking my train in an hour.

Je suis là dans deux secondes !I'm there in two seconds!

J'arrive !I'm coming! I'll be right there!

As well as current and habitual actions, and timeless facts, Présent indicatif can be used to express an action in the immediate future.

 

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Je prends mon train dans une heure.I'm taking my train in an hour.
Demain, il arrive à dix heures.Tomorrow, he's arriving at ten o'clock.
Je suis là dans deux secondes !I'm there in two seconds!
Je viens demainI'm coming tomorrow
Allons-y !Let's go!
J'arrive !I'm coming! I'll be right there!
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