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If you click here, nothing will happen. At least on Lucy’s English

I beg your pardon, readers. I am positive that most of you already know the expression “to schedule an appointment”. However, for those who don’t, my piece of advice is the following: try to use this expression every time you can. No other expression makes you seem more American, or more busy, or more well-connected. I’d say this expression is the essence of the American spirit, because of its implications of pragmatism, commitment, and hard-work. Let see together its meaning and some use examples.

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“To schedule” means to set a timetable for something, such as a meeting, an event, an appointment and so on. It is clearly a verb belonging to the semantic field of work and business. As a noun, “schedule” is equivalent to “agenda”. It could be a businessman‘s schedule, which includes a trip to Toronto on Saturday at 3:00PM, Mark Zuckerberg‘s schedule, which includes chairing the Facebook Inc. board every Wednesday, Meryl Streep‘s schedule, which includes the 87th Academy Award ceremony in a month, or could be mine schedule, which includes a coffee break three times a day.

The first time I came in the United States, I found this verb very helpful to create a connection with American people. If you say “to schedule” to them, they will immediately understand what you mean, because they’ve heard this word since – I imagine – childhood. Everyone in the United States schedule appointments, meetings, interviews, or conference calls. The more you schedule, the more you seem important. Therefore… let’s schedule with enthusiasm!


To schedule what, it is unknow

I am getting in touch with you to schedule a meeting. We can schedule as soon as possible. Could we schedule for tomorrow? Yes, the hairdresser appointment is scheduled at 5 o’ clock. All these sentences could be used also in e-mail writing.

My readers who like to travel have surely noticed this word in every U. S. airport. When a flight is on time, the expression “On Schedule” appears on the screens. I guess that, from an American point of view, if a thing is scheduled, that thing is good.