Making Appointments

Here you will learn Business English Phrases for Making Appointments. Useful Phrases for Suggesting an alternative time/date, Requesting an appointment, Rejecting a time/date and more.

Making Appointments – Business English Phrases

Suggesting an Alternative Time/Date

  • How about next Friday, instead?
  • Can you make the afternoon, instead?
  • Could you do it at . . .
  • Can we put it off till Monday?
  • What about the following week?
  • Can we leave it open(decide not to fix a day) for the time being?

Requesting an Appointment

  • Can we arrange an appointment/ a meeting?
  • Could I meet with you about this?
  • If possible, I would like to come by and see you [om Monday]?
  • Would it be useful to meet up soon?
  • Could I visit you [later today]?

Making Appointments and Suggesting a Time/Date 

  • How about Monday?
  • What about Monday?
  • Shall we say Monday?
  • Would Thursday be suitable?
  • Would Thursday suit you?
  • Would Thursday be good for you?
  • Could we meet at 11AM on Monday the 3rd of February?

Agreeing to a Time and Date:

  • That’s fine.
  • That’s fine. I’ll see you then.
  • That sounds fine/good/great to me.

Rejecting a Time/Date:

  • I’m sorry, I’ve got another meeting then.
  • I can’t / won’t be able to make Monday. I’ve got to…..
  • I wish I could, but . . .
  • Monday is not good for me, I’m sorry.

See also Business Negotiation Phrases and Business Meeting Phrases.

Marin Valchev
Marin Valchev
Marin Valchev, PMP is an IT Project Manager with more than 10 years of experience. He implements cutting-edge technology in a wide-range of Financial and TELCO companies in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Marin shares his knowledge of software, analysis, project management and other business areas.