+0
You would say the meeting is scheduled for June 6. What if it's taking place soon/in a few days and you don't know what date but you still want to use "scheduled"?

The meeting is scheduled for soon. No, sounds odd to me.

The meeting is scheduled for the near future. Could be.

The meeting is scheduled to be held in a few days. Yes. But couldn't we use the construction "scheduled for ..."?

Hiro/ Sendai, Japan
+0
I don't think you want to use is scheduled if it hasn't been scheduled yet, Hiro. How about: The meeting is to be scheduled for sometime soon / sometime in the near future / sometime in the next few days.

Of course, if it is someone else's meeting, and you simply don't know the date that it has been scheduled for: The meeting has been scheduled for sometime soon, etc.
Comments  
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
Hi, MM.

Thanks. Yes, I meant it had been planned by somebody else for a specific date in the near future. Sometime soon --- that's the very phrase I wanted to know. I was thinking of such expressions as "Thanks for yesterday" where a time adverb becomes a noun meaning what happened (happens) on that particular date, and was thinking maybe "for soon" could be said with "scheduled." Many thanks, MM.

Have a good one.

Hiro
On second thought, I was wondering how you could say if you had planned it but if you don't want to mention the specific date. For me the word "some" carries "uncertainty on the part of the speaker." I may be far off about this.

Hiro
A problem that we begin running into here, Hiro-- and it is a common problem, at least on forum language discussions-- is that the situation approaches untenability, and it is therefore difficult to decide what might normally be said in improbable contexts; phraseology which seems normal in real situations no longer does so.

Here, it is odd that the speaker would tell the listener of a scheduled meeting, but keep the date unrevealed. (Yes, I know that it is possible-- but it is odd, so the utterance may also seem odd.)

So, yes: The meeting is scheduled for sometime soon / sometime in the near future / sometime in the next few days. This could easily be used by a speaker who does not wish to reveal the specific date. The speaker certainly knows the date (according to the context we have posited), yet uses some to avoid stating the date.

In fact, although it often does, I'm not sure that some need carry speaker's uncertainty at all: I have some apples just means that I have more than one. I am not feeling uncertain about the quantity at all.
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.