Grammar Guru: Similar, but different: appointment, date, meeting

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They’re similar, but different: * meeting  * appointment  * date

  • Can you schedule a/an _________________ for the project team?
    ɯɐǝʇ ɐ ɥʇıʍ ƃuıʇǝǝɯ ɐ ǝlnpǝɥɔs
  • I want to make a/an ___________________ with Mr Hoss to discuss the CERT project.
    ǝuoǝɯos ɥʇıʍ ʇuǝɯʇuıoddɐ uɐ ǝʞɐɯ
  • Can we fix a/an ______________________ for the next meeting?
    ʇuǝʌǝ ʎuɐ ɹoɟ ǝʇɐp ɐ xıɟ
  • I think Hossy baby is in love. He’s going out on a hot ____________ tonight.
    ǝʇɐp ɐ uo ʇno oƃ


5 Responses

  1. Hi Anne,
    Thanks a lot. I’ve just got a warmer for my tricky advanced group tomorrow! Thanks for the cue – I’ve checked out some more variations: Weird newscasters, Guess who they are? or perhaps, Questions only?
    I’ll let you know what happened!

  2. 🙂 I laughed my head off over these guys. Oh, to be an improv actor of their class!

    make a date (romantic)
    fix/ pencil in/ finalize a date for… (schedule anything)
    arrange/schedule/cancel/postpone a meeting (e.g. with your English reading group)
    make/arrange/schedule/cancel/postpone an appointment (with Mr. Yeats/ at the hairdresser’s)

  3. Good job!
    I want to make a/an ____________ with Mr Hoss to discuss the CERT project.
    * appointment (90%, 9 votes)
    * date (10%, 1 votes)
    * meeting (0%, 0 votes)

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