When I make an appointment with my hair stylist, can I say "Can I meet you at 6?" ?


A more appropriate expression is

Can I make an appointment for 6 (am/pm)?


Is 6 (am/pm) available?


I'd like to make an appointment for 6 (am/pm). Is that time available?

"Can I meet you at 6?" is used more for casual situations, like when you're meeting a friend for lunch or coffee.

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  • Can I meet you at 6? would be at least slightly "odd" in most "casual situations" (where Shall we meet at 6? would be most "natural", and Can we meet at 6? would cover any contextual requirement for "servility"). – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica May 23 '18 at 16:23
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    Shall sounds distinctly BrE to my AmE ears and would be unusual on this side of the Atlantic. AmE speakers in a casual situation would be more likely to say, "Should I meet you at 6?" – Canadian Yankee May 23 '18 at 17:01

In general, we arrange to "meet" someone in a public place. If you are making an appointment to go to the hair stylists's salon, you might say "shall I come at six?"

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