October 16

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EP26: Have an Appointment vs Meet someone

 

Hello hello, fellow learners of English, how are you doing out there? This is Kristian here, nice to be with you again, and welcome to the Learners of English Podcast, episode number 26.

Today I’m going to tell you about the difference between have an appointment and meet someone.

Now, in English, when we have formal meetings, we can say we have an appointment. For example, I can say I have an appointment with my boss. Or I have an appointment with my dentist.

But, you never, ever say 𝙸̶ ̶𝚑̶𝚊̶𝚟̶𝚎̶ ̶𝚊̶𝚗̶ ̶𝚊̶𝚙̶𝚙̶𝚘̶𝚒̶𝚗̶𝚝̶𝚖̶𝚎̶𝚗̶𝚝̶ ̶𝚠̶𝚒̶𝚝̶𝚑̶ ̶𝚖̶𝚢̶ ̶𝚏̶𝚛̶𝚒̶𝚎̶𝚗̶𝚍̶𝚜̶. That’s too formal.

Now, to talk about appointments with friends, we simply say I’m meeting my friends this evening.

So it is meet someone, not have an appointment.

Remember, meet someone.

And I’ll meet you in the next episode.

Bye!

P.S. I have an appointment with my parents – Is this correct or does this sound too formal? 


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Kristian

Kristian is a Dutch guy who teaches English online. He relaxes with audiobooks, music and podcasts. Kristian still has a lot to learn, but he's happy to share what he has learnt along the way.

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