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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    Re: Appointments

    l think
    l am going to see the dentist tomorrow at 3

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    Re: Appointments

    hi,
    for me, I will see the dentist tomorrow at 3. it's a futur
    can we know the correct answer please?

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    Re: Appointments

    I'm seeing
    thanks

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    Re: Appointments

    The only one I would consider wrong is:
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    I see the dentist tomorrow at 3.



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    Re: Appointments

    ..going... is correct .I think so,because we know exactly when we need to see the dentist.

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    not a teacher

    I picked option 2 but in fact I'd probably say "I am going to the dentist tomorrow."

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    Re: Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The only one I would consider wrong is:
    I see the dentist tomorrow at 3.
    I see that as a natural example of the 'present simple for scheduled/timetabled events in the future'.

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    Re: Appointments

    I think this one depends more on the context of the conversation. If you were asked, "When do you see the dentist?" and you respond, "I see the dentist tomorrow at 3," that would be fine.

    But it wouldn't fit as well if you were asked, "When will you see the dentist?" so then you'd have to use the "will see" response etc.

    I could come up with an example for any of these, but suffice it to say, each one would have a place in the right context.

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    Re: Appointments

    is this right?

    I have a appointment with the dentist tomorrow at 3.

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    Re: Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by Esc1221 View Post
    I think this one depends more on the context of the conversation. If you were asked, "When do you see the dentist?" and you respond, "I see the dentist tomorrow at 3," that would be fine.

    But it wouldn't fit as well if you were asked, "When will you see the dentist?" so then you'd have to use the "will see" response etc.
    That's fine in theory. In practice, I think we respond with the thought that is uppermost in our minds, regardless of the form of the question.

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