I want to invite somebody else to spend some time, casually, welcoming if the other person can put it in their schedule. The first thing I came up with [with context]:

[I will be around until Friday.] Let me know if you want to share some time.

Sent it, but now came here since as I re-read it, it sounded a bit strange to me. Is there a better way to express this intent?

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    Possibly, "spend some time together" or "spare some of your time to play football" – SovereignSun Dec 4 '17 at 17:44
  • "spend" or "spare" is used over "share" if I understand you correctly? – Overbryd Dec 4 '17 at 17:46
  • Yup. I would say share isn't the best word to use with time. I simply cannot imaging the action of sharing time, whereas spending time and sparing time are okay. – SovereignSun Dec 4 '17 at 17:50
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    It might sound more natural to say, "Let me know if you want to get together." – Mark Hubbard Dec 4 '17 at 17:56

Make your interest sound genuine, instead of trying to say that schedules are more important. If you and another really want to meet, you will bend your schedules.

I would like to meet you, the sooner the better because I will be away from Friday.

Only use a schedule as an excuse not to meet — not for saying you have more important matters... well unless you want to play it cool and not come on too strong.

  • I already love this stack exchange board... And I just got started :) Thanks for your answer. – Overbryd Dec 5 '17 at 13:36

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