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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

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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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