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    #1

    if possible to do

    Hi,

    - I want to know if it is possible to schedule an appointment for next week.

    I tried to write such a sentence. I would like to ask if I can omit 'it is' in that sentence.

    - I want to know if possible to schedule an appointment for next week.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: if possible to do

    Not a Teacher.

    I think you cannot; you must use the sentence with "it is".

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    #3

    Re: if possible to do

    I think 'if possible' is possible in 'if possible, I want to know whether it is ...'

    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: if possible to do

    Different meaning.
    Surely you can know that. The possibility of your learning that information is not in doubt.

    What is in doubt is whether there are appointments available.

    You cannot omit the "it is" in your original sentence.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 27-Dec-2014 at 01:22.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: if possible to do

    'If possible, I want to schedule an appointment for the next week.'
    Is 'If possible' used correctly here?
    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: if possible to do

    Yes.

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