English Grammar

I am to meet ?

Sorry for my bad english, I'm a begginer.
In my last leçon, "Bruno Delavigne visits Horatio Oléré's laboratory" the correction says "I am to meet" is the english for "je dois rencontrer". Is it true ? I was thinking that was "I HAVE to meet".
What do you think about that ?
Thanks !


  • Hi Kisuje,

    "I am to meet" expresses a future meeting, and often a sense of obligation as well. 'I have to meet' expresses a similar meaning, but puts more emphasis on the obligation, and not the fact that the meeting will take place in the future. Basically, the sentences can have similar meanings.

    Hope this helps,


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