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    The well-known professor had been scheduled

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    The well-known professor had been scheduled to make a speech at Oxford University, but he had gone down with flue. The organisers had to find a replacement at the last minute.

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    Re: The well-known professor had been scheduled

    It's "flu", not "flue". The latter is part of a chimney. You'll hear "gone down with the flu" too. Otherwise, they're fine.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The well-known professor had been scheduled

    "come down with" works in BrE too.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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