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Pumpkin Pie

kinda off subject...but, my father in law asked me if you can say - "I am having an appointment next week;" I told him no. It is I have an appointment next week. He argued about the appointment not being sure...so, I said, "I may have an appointment next week." He is bent on the fact that his English teacher from England told him that, "Of course you can say that." My FIL is French. Maybe, the English say this??? I am Ameircan. I just can't see it being said.

Crawford Kilian

Your father-in-law is right--he can indeed say it. It's a free country!

But I would avoid the continuous tense except in cases when the action or event is uncertain in length, or is happening right now.

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