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Can you you tell me if it is alright to write: " The director is scheduled to meet the minister next Friday" ? I was wondering if only certain prepositions can follow the word scheduled.

Thank you. I am specifically concerned about the written use of this word, scheduled.
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I'd better say "The director has scheduled a meeting with the minister for the next Friday."

"The director is scheduled" means that someone has scheduled the director, which makes no sense.

"To schedule to" in my opinion is incorrect. You schedule something. For instance, a meeting.
Also possible: "A meeting between the director and the minister has been / is scheduled for next Friday.
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dimsumexpress, your variant is gramatically correct, but it loses some information,
which was presented in the original sentense, namely – who's scheduled a meeting.
Your variant mentiones only meeting participants. Just by the way. Not trying to be picky =)
victor_amelkinyour variant is gramatically correct, but it loses some information,
I am fully aware of that. I was not focusing on the content information, but the possible variance based on the given context.

"The director is scheduled" means that someone has scheduled the director, which makes no sense.
"To schedule to" in my opinion is incorrect. You schedule something. For instance, a meeting.

Since your pointed out the above, I thought I'd like to mention this possibility. One can schedule a meeting, and a meeting can be scheduled for someone. i.e. An executive secretary may have the delegated power from her boss to schedule a meeting for him. In translation it can have these implications:
Passively-

He has been scheduled for a meeting with...ABC
A meeting has been scheduled for her boss and his client.

Actively- The secretary has scheduled her boss to meet with XYZ....
> Since your pointed out the above, I thought I'd like to mention this possibility.

I didn't mention any contradiction in your sentence, but simply lack of some
originally available information. Let's say, your sentence is more general, while
the original sentence is a particular case of yours one. Though, thanks for
developing the subject. It's quite educational Emotion: smile
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Hi victor,
Where in the original sentence do you get an understanding of who has scheduled this meeting?
Barbara, I've just reread the original sentence and realized that there was
no mentioning of who's scheduled the meeting, so it appears that I was
wrong. I probably took the passive voice in the original sentence for a
grammatical error and took my own sentence as the original one Emotion: smile Thanks
for correcting.
I thought maybe you had magic glasses! [H]
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