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    attending

    Is this sentence correct? I read this sentence in a newspaper article.

    We do not agree to our daughter attending the medical appointment with Dr. Lui next Tuesday.

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    Re: attending

    I agree it is correct.
    What is your doubt about the sentence?
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    Re: attending

    We do not agree to our daughter having a medical appointment with Dr. Lui next Tuesday.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: attending

    I normally 'keep' rather than 'attend' an appointment.

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    #5

    Re: attending

    I simply go to or have an appointment, particularly a doctor's appointment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: attending

    An appointment is an arrangement. How could you 'go to' an arrangement?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: attending

    It's not an arrangement. We arrange an appointment.

    I am going to my doctor's appointment at 2pm this afternoon.
    I will be going to a dental appointment next Tuesday.
    I have four dental appointments this month. I'm fed up with them. I might only go to three of them!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: attending

    OP's question is not being answered i.e. if his sentence is correct.
    The present continuous tense is used to indicate something that will happen in the near future, so I don't see anything wrong with the original sentence.
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    Re: attending

    I don't think it is the present continuous tense because the verb 'to be' is missing.
    I consider it a present participle modifying 'daughter'.
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    Re: attending

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    OP's question is not being answered i.e. if his sentence is correct.
    You answered it in post 2.

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