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    Question Please help

    Dear teachers,

    I was doing some English Multiple Choice Test at intermediate level, and
    was stuck over a question as follows:

    _______the doctor at 2.00 this afternoon, so
    I can't go to the lecture.
    A. I'm seeing
    B. I see
    C. I will see

    I selected C because
    the time (i.e. 2:00 pm ) has given a clue that I should select
    the answer in future tense.
    But the correct answer is A.

    I have no idea why the answer is A instead of C?
    Could you help please, teachers?

    Thanks a lot.

    Kitty

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    Re: Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I was doing some English Multiple Choice Test at intermediate level, and
    was stuck over a question as follows:

    _______the doctor at 2.00 this afternoon, so
    I can't go to the lecture.
    A. I'm seeing
    B. I see
    C. I will see

    I selected C because
    the time (i.e. 2:00 pm ) has given a clue that I should select
    the answer in future tense.
    But the correct answer is A.

    I have no idea why the answer is A instead of C?
    Could you help please, teachers?

    Thanks a lot.

    Kitty
    The present continuous is very commonly used in English to signify the future if a time is given.

    I'm flying to New York next month.
    I'm going to go down the shops soon. Do you want anything?
    Are you coming to the party tomorrow?

    B and C are grammatically correct, but they are nowhere near as common as A.

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