Is the sentence "Didn't you have a meeting to attend to" grammatically correct?

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It's grammatical, but it may not mean what you think it means. Attend to means 'to see to, to look after'. It doesn't mean 'be present at'. For that you use attend with a direct object and without the preposition to.


Yes, it is completely correct. It is the equivalent of

You had a meeting to give your attention to, did you not?
I have some urgent business to attend to.

I think your confusion might stem form your understanding of to attend

  1. to be present at (an event, meeting, etc)
  2. (when: intr, foll by to) to give care; minister
  3. (when: intr, foll by to) to pay attention; listen

There is no "to" built into the definition of attend; in usage, attend to is very common.

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