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difference between fixed arrangement and appointment Hello! I know when to use Present continuous for future. The thing that bothers me is "fixed arrangement". I often come across this term/expression together with the word "appointment". Could you draw a line between these two expressions and explain the meaning "fixed arrangement" in detail. Thank you everyone!
Oct 14, 2018 12:38 PM
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An appointment is used in a work context, where at least one party is a professional. For example, you might have an appointment at 3pm on Friday to see your doctor, dentist, lawyer or hairdresser. Appointments are always at a specific time, and are marked in a diary or appointment book. Appointments are similar to consultations. A fixed arrangement is anything that two parties have agreed on. You might have a fixed arrangement to play tennis with your friend tomorrow morning. You might have booked a tennis court or you might not have done. But if both of you have agreed to do this, it can count as a fixed arrangement. This an arrangement, not an appointment. I hope that makes sense.
October 14, 2018
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