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    #1

    Is this sentence correct?

    "I have totally forgotten that we have decided to meet at the beginning of
    each month. Should I assume that from now on we will meet on the first Wednesday of each month?"


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    'have forgotten' covers a period of time, from some point in the past, to NOW, the moment of speaking. How can I be saying 'I have forgotten all about it" at exactly the same moment, NOW, that I am obviously aware, by now remembering, that I have forgotten...see how complicated a paradox it is?

    "I had totally forgotten that we had decided to meet at the beginning of each month. Should I assume that from now on we will meet/will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month?"

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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    I didn't get it. What should I have said?
    what if I have forgotten x meeting during a certain period of time and have given many appointments to people at different points in time that conflict with the x meeting.

    Is this the only mistake in the sentence?


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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    I didn't get it. What should I have said?

    I rewrote the sentence for you:
    "I had totally forgotten that we had decided to meet at the beginning of each month. Should I assume that from now on we will meet/will be meeting on the first Wednesday of each month?"

    what if I have forgotten x meeting during a certain period of time and have given many appointments to people at different points in time that conflict with the x meeting.

    This has nothing to do with the meaning of the sentence - this is the consequence of your forgetting about your prior engagement.
    Now you decide: will you honour your commitment to the Wednesday meetings that you have been reminded of, or to the other appointments you have made?

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