Are you/Will you be free this weekend?

EdisonBhola

Senior Member
Korean
Hi all,

If I'm a private piano teacher and I'm scheduling students for lessons. I want to ask them if they are free to come for lessons this weekend. Which of the following should I ask?

Are you free this weekend?
Will you be free this weekend?

Many thanks!
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    Are you free this weekend? has a more positive nuance.
    Will you be free this weekend? has a more speculative nuance.
     

    EdisonBhola

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Are you free this weekend? has a more positive nuance.
    Will you be free this weekend? has a more speculative nuance.
    Thank you so much.

    At first I thought "Are you free" was more correct as we are talking about timetables, just like train schedules and bus schedules. :)
     
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