a convenient time

kritika

Senior Member
India - Hindi & English
Hello,

Is the following sentence correct?

Please tell me a convient time for our meeting.​

or should it be,

Please tell me when is a convient time for our meeting.
I checked google and did not get a match for the first one.

Thanks!
 
  • Man_from_India

    Senior Member
    India
    The first sentence is correct. If you made a minor modification, it would have been better; though it's okay as it is.
    Please tell me your convenient time for our meeting.
    Your second sentence is not correct. You need to modify it to make it correct -
    Please tell me when your convenient time is for our meeting.
    Though people use the first one more often.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    a convient time is still used in BE. "Thank you, for your invitation. I'll come round for dinner tonight. When/What would be convenient time?"

    Please tell me a convenient time for our meeting. :( not really.
    When/What would be a convenient time for our meeting? :tick:
     

    lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    Paul, I think you mean:
    "Thank you, for your invitation. I'll come round for dinner tonight. When/What would be a convenient time?"
    "A convenient time" is completely valid in AE as well. I was only commenting on "your/my/our convenient time," which, again, is not current any more.
     

    Azibella

    New Member
    Polish
    Is the expression "A convenient time" correct at all as the noun TIME is uncountable ?
    Shouldn't it be said: "What is THE convenient time for you?" instead?
     
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