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    #1

    Tenses

    Are both versions correct?
    1) Next week I have an appointment with a client.
    2) Next week I'll have an appointment with a client.
    I'm not sure whether sentence 2) is acceptable, too.

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    #2

    Re: Tenses

    Very good question. Both sentences are understandable for me.
    I'm not a teacher but for me , only sentence 2 is correct(becouse you wrote about your plan for next week).
    Of course It's just my opinion and You shouldn't suggest to what I wrote. I still learn English.
    You must wait for someone more knowladgeable.

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    #3

    Re: Tenses

    I think the simple present is also correct because it can be used 'to express fixed arrangements, present or future'──quoted from http://www.edufind.com/english-gramm...present-tense/
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Tenses

    Well, I know that the simple present is definitely correct. The question is: would a native speaker say sentence 2?

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    #5

    Re: Tenses

    I am not a native speaker, but I would say it.
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    #6

    Re: Tenses

    I think (1) means an appointment has been fixed for next week.
    (2) means the appointment is not fixed yet but will be fixed next week.
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    #7

    Re: Tenses

    Are there any native speakers out there?

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    #8

    Re: Tenses

    Native speakers would not normally say #2.

    Please note that a better title would have been I have/I'll have an appointment.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #9

    Re: Tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Milczek View Post
    Not a teacher

    That is a very good question. Both sentences are understandable for me.I'm not a teacher but for me, only sentence 2 is correct (space here) becouse because you wrote about your plan for next week.
    Of course, it's just my opinion and you shouldn't suggest to necessarily use what I wrote. I am still learning English.
    You must wait for someone more knowledgeable.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: Tenses

    Milczek, if you attempt to answer learner's questions, you must clearly state that you are not a teacher. You can add that line to your signature so you don't forget.

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