View Poll Results: If you have an appointment, which sentence do you use?

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  • I will see the dentist tomorrow at 3.

    375 23.26%
  • I am going to see the dentist tomorrow at 3.

    745 46.22%
  • I am seeing the dentist tomorrow at 3.

    180 11.17%
  • I see the dentist tomorrow at 3.

    49 3.04%
  • I'd use more than one.

    263 16.32%
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Thread: Appointments

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    Appointments


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    I can't vote, because I don't use any of them. (I'd say, "I have an appointment tomorrow for 3 o'clock.")

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    Force yourself. Imagine you were in London with crippling toothache.

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    Re: Appointments

    I would say "I'm seeing the dentist tomorrow at 3". But I could use any of the top two options aswell.

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    Re: Appointments

    I would say there is only 1 answer here :
    - I am going to see the dentist tomorrow at 3.

    I have an appointment at 3, it means I know exactly when (time and date) I have to go to see the dentist. "Going to do something" is "to have to do something".


    Am I right? My English is really limited so I can only explain that much. By the way, my 6th sense tells me to choose the 1st answer, too. :)) When I speak English I do not/cannot always remember all the grammar rules. I often rely on my instinct.

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    Re: Appointments

    Post in Ask a Teacher. This section is not for questions from learners- it's for polls to practise things.

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    Post Re: Appointments

    I THINK IT IS FUTURE TENSE THAT WAS THIS IS CORRECT

    "I will see the dentist tomorrow at 3"

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    Re: Appointments

    I think the right answer is "I'm seeing the dentist at 3 tomorrow" if you have called the dentist; if you have the intention to go to the dentist at 3, but you haven't called yet you say "I'm going to see the dentist at 3"(but in that case you don't have an appointment).

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    Re: Appointments

    And, as we normally make appointments to see a dentist, the first of your choices is more likely.

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