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Make an appointment vs. take an appointment #1 (permalink) Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:07 pm   Make an appointment vs. take an appointment
 

Test No. incompl/elem-18 "Making an Appointment", question 5

My clients contact our office via email or phone and then we ......... an appointment.

(a) make
(b) take
(c) give
(d) do

Test No. incompl/elem-18 "Making an Appointment", answer 5

My clients contact our office via email or phone and then we make an appointment.

Correct answer: (a) make

Your answer was: incorrect
My clients contact our office via email or phone and then we take an appointment.
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Why is 'take' wrong when we generally use the term in our phone calls and we ask them to give us the appointment. When Doctors use it, 'please take appointment before coming' or at the office "Sir, can you please give me an appointment for tomorrow?"
Dolly
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Make an appointment #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 12, 2005 13:15 pm   Make an appointment
 

Hi Dolly,

Let's clarify this. The people who arrange the appointment are said to MAKE the appointment. The people who accept the arranged appointment are said to TAKE the appointment.

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