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    #1

    Is "I am to go home " gammatically correct?

    A couple of doubts...

    If "I am to go home " is correct, what is the difference between this with "i have to go home".

    The second one sounds like, i am forced to do it. am i right?

    The second doubt is, what is the difference between

    1) "I don't have any problems to go there".

    2) "I haven't any problems to go there".

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    Re: Is "I am to go home " gammatically correct?

    'I am to go home' is correct but not very commonly used in daily conversation. It suggests that somebody else has told you to go home. 'I have to go home' could also mean that, but in addition it can mean that you have decided for yourself that you need to go home.


    1) "I don't have any problems about going there".

    2) "I haven't any problems about going there".

    They mean the same.

    You can also say '. . . with going there' .

    Always capitalise I.

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    Re: Is "I am to go home " gammatically correct?

    NOT A Teacher!

    I have never heard of "I am to go home" previously in my life, but I definitely have heard of "I am ABOUT to go home."

    Good luck!

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    Re: Is "I am to go home " gammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi man View Post
    I have never heard of "I am to go home" previously in my life, but I definitely have heard of "I am ABOUT to go home."


    Well, you've heard of it now, kiwi man, and it does not mean the same as "I am ABOUT to go home."

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: Is "I am to go home " gammatically correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Well, you've heard of it now, kiwi man, and it does not mean the same as "I am ABOUT to go home."

    Rover


    Perhaps an example would help...

    A: Go home, now.
    B: Before you go, could you just have a look at this?
    C: Didn't you hear what A said? I am to go home immediately.

    As Rover said, 'I must/have to/am supposed to...' would be more commonly used there, but 'I am to' is perfectly correct.

    b

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