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    "I want to switch my appointment to another date." OK?

    2)Can I switch it forward by two days? 3)Or is it for two days or just switch two days forward?

    Do we change lines in the subway or change them?
    Last edited by ostap77; 11-Mar-2011 at 21:06.

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    Re: switch

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I want to switch my appointment to another date." OK?

    Can I switch it forward by two days? Or is it for two day or just switch two days forward?

    Do we change lines in the subway or change them?
    Please edit your last line if it needs editing. (two "change"?).

    Your question about "appointment" and "switch" is difficult for me. I'd rather use some more formal verb, such as "postpone", when it is about an appointment with some important company or person, but let's stick to the "switch" problem. Others will probably provide you with some help.I too need to learn more about this verb.

    Some minutes later:
    I think it safe to say:"I want to switch it to two days later."
    I am not sure about "forward","by" or not using any preposition before "two days".
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    #3

    Re: switch

    "Switch forward" doesn't work.
    "I want to switch my appointment to another date." This is OK, informally.

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    Re: switch

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Switch forward" doesn't work.
    "I want to switch my appointment to another date." This is OK, informally.
    What about 2) and 3)?

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    Re: switch

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What about 2) and 3)?
    No.

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    Re: switch

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No.
    It would be "to switch to two days forward or two days back?

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    Re: switch

    No, it would be to move it to or reschedule it for.

    You're not trading places with someone else.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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