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    Cool maintain a meeting

    Hello!

    Can you tell me if these sentences are grammatically correct, please?

    "Sally won't be able to come to the meetings planned for 12th, 19th and 26th May.

    We will maintain next week's meeting.

    However would you agree to cancel the 19th and 26th meetings?"

    Thank you very much

    Will

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    Re: maintain a meeting

    We will still hold next week's meeting. However, would you agree to canceling the meetings on the 19th and 26th?
    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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    Cool Re: maintain a meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    We will still hold next week's meeting. However, would you agree to canceling the meetings on the 19th and 26th?
    Thank you Barb D.

    I'm surprised to see we can use the gerund after "to agree". Is it more common in American English?
    Thank you
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    Re: maintain a meeting

    Think of it as "would you agree to the idea of canceling."

    I originally wrote "would you agree to cancel" but that sounded like the person you are writing to has the sole responsibility for scheduling or canceling, and "the idea of canceling" is a shared agreement between the two.
    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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