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    Which sentences are correct?

    Hi
    Please tell me which sentences are correct?

    1. He asked me to remind you that we will have a meeting tomorrow.
    He asked me to remind you that we would have a meeting tomorrow.

    2. It seems good
    It seems to be good

    Thank you.
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    Re: Which sentences are correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogeun78 View Post
    Hi
    Please tell me which sentences are correct?

    1. He asked me to remind you that we will have a meeting tomorrow.
    He asked me to remind you that we would have a meeting tomorrow.

    2. It seems good
    It seems to be good

    Thank you.
    Neither of your first ones.
    Both of your second ones.

    Could any of these mine, below, be correct? What do you think?

    1. He has just asked me to remind you that we are having a meeting tomorrow.
    2. He has just asked me remind you we are having a meeting tomorrow.
    3. He asked me to remind you that we had been to have been having a meeting the following day at the OK coral at 12 o'clock.
    4. He asked me to remind you that we had been to have a meeting the following day.
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    Re: Which sentences are correct?

    I suggest that the following sentence is better:
    He asked me to remind you that we have a meeting tomorrow.

    Because of the word "tomorrow" the tense of the second clause is clear (present tense, which includes future reference). The meeting has been scheduled, so the simple present tense is correct. "Will" (also a present tense form) usually indicates prediction or a general future, not a planned or scheduled event.

    The past form (would) doesn't work with "tomorrow."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogeun78 View Post
    1. He asked me to remind you that we will have a meeting tomorrow.
    He asked me to remind you that we would have a meeting tomorrow.
    Both are possible, if unlikely.
    Sglowski is correct in what he says about what is usually indicated by will; will is not very likely in this utterance but, especially if stressed, it is possible. Have and are going to are also possible.

    #2 would almost certainly not be written, but you might hear it. The speaker has either been influenced be the past tense of asked and backshifted the will, or mentally processed something like, "He asked me to remind you( that we has said that) we would have a meeting tomorrow".

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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    1. He has just asked me to remind you that we are having a meeting tomorrow.
    2. He has just asked me to remind you we are having a meeting tomorrow.
    3. He asked me to remind you that we had been to have been having a meeting the following day at the OK coral at 12 o'clock. NO
    4. He asked me to remind you that we had been to have a meeting the following day NO.
    I assume that you are trying to use a reported perfect form of we are to have a meeting tomorrow in #3 and #4. This construction is used only in the simple forms of the present and past tenses.

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    Re: Which sentences are correct?

    My #2
    Don't Americans chiefly use the bare infinitive in such cases? I agree the infinitive is better solution in such cases than the bare infinitive.

    My #3 and #4.
    OK, they are pretty complicated

    Is any of these below grammatically OK

    5. He asked me to remind you that we should have been having a meeting the following day at the OK coral at 12 o'clock. (I haven't come)
    6. He asked me to remind you that we ought to have had a meeting the following day.
    7. He asked me to remind you that we should have had a meeting the following day.

    In all three, #5, #6, #7, the event haven't happened.


    I still think, the hogeun78's first ones are both wrong.

    If the meeting isn't 100% arranged, I would say
    1. He asked me to remind you that we might have a meeting tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    My #2
    Don't Americans chiefly use the bare infinitive in such cases? I agree the infinitive is better solution in such cases than the bare infinitive.
    In which cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    5. He asked me to remind you that we should have been having a meeting the following day at the OK cCorral at 12 o'clock. Theoretically possible, but the actual situation of asking someone to remind another of a past obligation to be holding a meeting that did not take place is extremely improbable.
    6. He asked me to remind you that we ought to have had a meeting the following day. Similarly possible but improbable.
    7. He asked me to remind you that we should have had a meeting the following day. The same
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    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    I still think, the hogeun78's first ones are both wrong.
    We are in a very grey area here. They are both unlikely, #2 very much so.

    However, it is just about possible to conceive of situations in which they might be uttered, and might be accepted as normal usage.

    I therefore hesitate to state categorically that they are 'wrong.'

    We have a similar situation with your #5 -#7. Here we also have highly unlikely situations. Given that that situations might happen, then your sentences are grammatically correct.

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    Re: Which sentences are correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    In which cases?
    1. He has just asked me to remind you that we are having a meeting tomorrow.
    2. He has just asked me remind you we are having a meeting tomorrow.

    Are they both correct or the bare infinitive cannot be used in #2?

    Thanks

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