I read in writing explained.org that "schedule" can be abbreviated as Sched or Skd.

Can these abbreviations be used for "Scheduled"? (as in a task scheduled for 5.30pm)

Any suggestions for abbreviations for Scheduled will be greatly appreciated

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    I don’t know where you read that, but I’d avoid using “Skd” for schedule or scheduled. It doesn’t seem to be very prevalent.
    – J.R.
    Apr 12, 2018 at 8:53
  • I found it here writingexplained.org/english-abbreviations/schedule Apr 12, 2018 at 9:10
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    I have been reading and writing English for about 40 years, and I don't think I have ever once seen schedule abbreviated as "Skd". It might be in use only within certain fields.
    – stangdon
    Apr 12, 2018 at 12:23
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    Not all dialects of English pronounce the word "schedule" with a /k/ sound. For that reason, a BrE speaker might not recognize "Skd" even in context. Apr 12, 2018 at 13:28
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    Basically, "shed-jule". The Cambridge dictionary has some sound clips. Apr 13, 2018 at 2:17

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"Sched." could be used for scheduled. Almost any word can be abbreviated by shortening it, given sufficient context, but ask yourself is it really important to save those few letters.

Any form of abbreviation will harm readability. The word "scheduled" appears as part of a sentence. I can't see much benefit in writing (for example) "meeting sched. at 4:30". I wouldn't use the abbreviation as part of a paragraph.

I've never seen skd as an abbreviation, even though I pronounce the word as skedule. It would seem to be even less likely where shedule is the pronunciation.

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