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Are both the same? I have a previous engagement. I have a previous appointment.
Sep 20, 2019 7:42 PM
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In the UK appointment is more common than engagement, but both are used. excepted for getting married, then it is always 'engaged to be married'.
September 20, 2019
In the US, these are not used interchangeably for the most part, although “engagement” isn’t really used much at all in the US except in the context of getting married. A birthday party could be an “engagement” but you would not refer to a party as an “appointment.” A business meeting could be referred to as both, though. “ Appointment “ is typically used for more professional or necessary tasks- car repair, doctor, lawyer, or school, for example.
September 20, 2019
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