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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:28 pm   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

Hi teachers,
Would 'arranged an encounter at a specific time' be an appropriate definition for 'made an appointment' in the following text?
On Monday, in his lunch hour, he went to the driving school. There, he made an appointment (arranged an encounter at a specific time) with an instructor for his first driving lesson, on Tuesday evening.

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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:59 pm   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

That's more or less correct. The only thing I would mention is that "encounter" has a nuance of discovery that does not exactly fit with this scenario.
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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 05, 2013 20:18 pm   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

Hi Dozy,
Thanks for your reply.
Would 'meeting' instead of 'encounter' be better?

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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 05, 2013 21:35 pm   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

Yes, I think "meeting" is better in your definition. (In the actual text "made an appointment" is fine, of course, and doesn't need changing.)
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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #5 (permalink) Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:53 am   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

Dozy,
"On Monday, in his lunch hour, he went to the driving school.
There, he made an appointment with an instructor for his first driving lesson, on Tuesday evening."
In these sentences, are all those commas required?
Could you simplify it?
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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #6 (permalink) Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:45 am   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

Hi Dozy,
Thanks for your reply.
I won't change "made an appointment"; the other sentence is used just to explain to the students the meaning. That's all.

I appreciate your help.

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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #7 (permalink) Sat Apr 06, 2013 23:37 pm   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

There, he made a Tuesday evening appointment for his first driving lesson.

The first thing he should learn is that you ought not start off with night driving. It's hard enough to start off when you can see.
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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #8 (permalink) Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:12 am   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

I started driving in the night. Much easier. There are more distractions when you can see everything.
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Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?] #9 (permalink) Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:59 am   Arranged an encounter at a specific time [Explanation for 'made an appointment?]
 

Anyway, there's no reason why "Tuesday evening" should be dark, depending on the season and where you live.
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