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    Default right?

    Which is the right
    "I`m going to see the dentist on Monday morning at 10 o`clock"
    or
    "I`ll see the dentist on Monday morning at 10 o`clock"????

    And are sentences right:
    1.Don`t come at 7.00. We`ll have supper then.
    2. I hadn`t worked for very long when I was interrupted.
    3. I hadn`t got on very well with my father when I was young, but I do now.

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    Default Re: right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Which is the right
    "I`m going to see the dentist on Monday morning at 10 o`clock"
    or
    "I`ll see the dentist on Monday morning at 10 o`clock"????

    And are sentences right:
    1.Don`t come at 7.00. We`ll have supper then.
    2. I hadn`t worked for very long when I was interrupted.
    3. I hadn`t got on very well with my father when I was young, but I do now.
    The first two sentences are both possible, but would be used in very different contexts. If you had made an appointment, you would use the first. If you were looking at your diary and deciding as you spoke, you would use the second. The first is, therefore, much more likely.

    1.Don`t come at 7.00. We`ll be having supper then.
    2. I hadn`t worked for very long when I was interrupted. OK- the prgressive 'been working' is also correct and actually more likely.
    3. I didn't get on very well with my father when I was young, but I do - the past perfect is for the first of two linked past actions. The relationship with the father and the age were happening at the same time, not one after the other.

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