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I want to work from home on friday. So, I need to tell my supervisor about that.

I want to work from home tomorrow as I am having doctor's /doctor appointment at 10 am.

Please correct it..

- Johnny
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I want to work from home tomorrow as I have a doctor's appointment at 10 am.
I really appreciate your quick reply. May I know why I have to use "Have" instead of "having".

Is it because of my sentence is not present continuos?
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I want to work from home on friday. So, I need to tell my supervisor about that.

I want to work from home tomorrow as I am having doctor's /doctor appointment at 10 am.

Please correct it..

- Johnny

Hi Johnny,

If I were making this statement to my boss, I would say "With your permission, I would like to work from home tomorrow because I have a scheduled doctor's appointment". Emotion: wink

Certain verbs are called non-progressive verbs. have is one of them. They are not used in progressive tenses except very rarely to convey special meanings. Your sentence isn't one of these special cases, so the non-progressive form is what you need to use.

CJ
CalifJim, could you give an example of a verb that is used in a progressive tense? Thank you.
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But is it ok to say

I am seeing the doctor tomorrow?
an example of a verb that is used in a progressive tense
play, work, cook, sing, dance, ... almost all of them.

Jerry is playing baseball.
I am working in the garden.
Lana and Jane were cooking beans in the kitchen.
Donald has been sleeping since midnight.

CJ

But is it ok to say

I am seeing the doctor tomorrow?
Yes. That's an example of the present progressive tense used to indicate a future scheduled event. see does not mean perceive the doctor by means of the eyes in this case; it means make a visit to the doctor. If the doctor were standing in front of you, you would be able to see him, in the sense of perceive him with your eyes. In that case you could not use the progressive tense of see.

-- Here's the doctor, standing in front of you. Do you see him? [Not Are you seeing him?]
-- Yes, I see him.
[Not Yes, I am seeing him.]

CJ
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