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Dear Ted:

I am asking/posing/posting this questions because I don't know how to use "coming," "incoming," and "upcoming."

Would you please give me some examples of how to use them properly/correctly and naturally?

Again, many, many thanks for your valuable help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

I am asking/posing/posting this questions because I don't know how to use
"coming," "incoming," and "upcoming."

Would you please give me some examples of how to use them properly/correctly and
naturally?

COMING -- refers to anyone or anything that is moving, that is approaching

*** Winter is coming.
John is coming to my party.
I'm coming to visit you when I am in your area.


INCOMING -- used specifically for things that are received, having been sent by someone else

*** The next incoming flight at the small airport is not for another six hours.
Incoming planes land at Chicago's O'Hare Airport every 25 seconds.
The Israelis are shooting down incoming missiles from the Gaza Strip.


UPCOMING -- refers to some thing or event that will happen in the future

***Their wedding is upcoming.  They set the date for March.
Gigantic budget deficits of countries around the world lead economists to forecast upcoming depressions and other fiscal calamities.
I wish there were an upcoming Harry Potter book.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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