Making arrangements

March 1, 2013

Here are some expressions you can use to arrange a time to meet.

To make an arrangement, use ‘We can…

  • We can meet outside the theatre.
  • We can meet tomorrow.
  • We can go for a walk.
  • We can meet at six o’clock.

To ask if an arrangement suits the other person, use the structure Can we…?

  • Can we meet in the afternoon?
  • Can we have dinner together?
  • Can we have a discussion about the new sales policy?
  • Can we meet outside the cinema?

To explain an arrangement, you can use I’ll.

  • I’ll meet you outside the theatre at 9 o’clock.
  • I’ll meet you tomorrow.
  • I’ll pick you up from the airport.
  • We’ll meet for the lunch.

To ask someone about the place they want to meet, use Where…?

  • Where shall we meet?
  • Where would you like to go?
  • Where would you like to go?

To ask someone about the time they would like to meet, use When…? or What time…?

  • When would you like to come?
  • When do you want to have dinner?
  • When do you want me to come?
  • What time shall we meet?
  • What time shall we start?
  • What time would you like to meet?

To ask if someone is happy with an arrangement, use ‘Is…okay?’

  • Is ten o’clock okay?
  • Is it okay with you?
  • Is it OK to bring my wife?

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