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Which one of the following should be used if I am asking about an event or a meeting:

  1. Are we meeting today?
  2. Do we have a meeting today?
  3. Are we going to have a meeting today?
  4. Are we going to meet today?
  5. Will we have a meeting today?
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  • How would we know? We cannot guess how you would like to put it depending on the context. Each version is acceptable in its own way.
    – Kris
    Jan 16, 2012 at 7:42

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All are grammatical. The choice depends on the precise context in which you are seeking the information, but Are we going to have a meeting today? is likely to cover most situations.

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  • What could those contexts be?
    – user17857
    Jan 15, 2012 at 20:46
  • @Mohammad: Almost infinite! Describe in as much detail as you can the context you yourself have in mind. Who might you be speaking to? Why are you asking the question? Is the meeting a regular one? Jan 15, 2012 at 20:49
  • Thanks, but say the meeting is not a regular one. In that case can I say: Are we meeting today? And if the meeting is a regular one, can I still use the same tense?
    – user17857
    Jan 15, 2012 at 20:51
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    As well as the almost infinite number of contexts, there are an almost infinite number of phrasings. Do we meet today? Is the meeting today? Will we meet today? etc., etc. I'm in rant mode today, so I may overstate the case - but to a considerable extent they're all simply equivalents, with little chance that any distinction will be either intended or understood by the choice of one over another. Jan 15, 2012 at 22:19
  • @FumbleFingers: To say nothing of the tone of voice in which each might be said and the gestures and facial expressions that might accompany them. Jan 15, 2012 at 22:51