Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. B45
    Guest
    #1

    What does this sentence mean? I would like to setup a meeting with you when I'm in t

    What does this sentence mean?

    I would like to setup a meeting with you when I'm in town.

    I'm trying to say that I'm coming to your city and would like to setup a meeting with you so we can meet when I'm in your city.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 41,921
    #2

    Re: What does this sentence mean? I would like to setup a meeting with you when I'm

    "Setup" is a noun. You need the verb "set up".

    Yours is ambiguous. It's not clear whether you are going to arrive in town and then set up a meeting, or if you wish to set up a meeting now for the time when you are in town (in the future).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  3. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #3

    Re: What does this sentence mean? I would like to setup a meeting with you when I'm

    I suppose someone could argue that you will "set up" ( note that it's two words) the meeting when you're in town and actually hold it virtually once you have returned, but people need more common sense.

    You can remove the ambiguity by saying "for when when I'm in town."

    edit: was typing while Ems was answering. My post is not intended as a rebuttal to hers
    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.

  4. B45
    Guest
    #4

    Re: What does this sentence mean? I would like to setup a meeting with you when I'm

    I'm trying to say that I'd like to setup a meeting now for the time when I am in town.

  5. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #5

    Re: What does this sentence mean? I would like to setup a meeting with you when I'm

    Did you read either of our posts?
    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Dec-2014, 01:24
  2. hold a meeting / run a meeting
    By herbivorie in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Sep-2014, 04:20
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18-Apr-2013, 05:39
  4. class meeting or staff meeting
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Dec-2007, 06:36
  5. the whole affair stinks of a setup.
    By gxiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Mar-2006, 19:49

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •