Shall I say

Next monday they are operating my arm or they are going to operate my arm

I think the first one is better because it is stronger than an intention .We can suppose the date was fixed and we can't change it


They both work equally well. So does "they will operate".

However, it's "operate on my arm". Operate is transitive for machinery ("Do you know how to operate a sewing machine?"), but not for surgery.

So the sentence would be one of these:

  • "Next Monday, they're operating on my arm."
  • "Next Monday, they're going to operate on my arm."
  • "Next Monday, they'll operate on my arm."

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