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Recently I received an email in which I am asked whether I have time for a short call. I want to say that I am available every day, but I am not available from 3 till 5 PM.

Can I say "I am available every day except from 3 till 5 PM" or "I can be reached at everyday except from 3 till 5 PM"?

Are there any better ways to say it?

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  • I’m free every day except between 3 and 5pm. – Jim Jun 30 '18 at 16:47
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Can I say "I am available every day except from 3 till 5 PM" or "I can be reached at everyday except from 3 till 5 PM"?

"I am available 24/7 (excepting 3 to 5 PM)!"

You can add unavailability for evening hours if you so desire:

"I am available everyday from 8 am to 10 pm (excepting 3 to 5 PM)!"

  • Everyday should be two words there. – tchrist Jun 30 '18 at 18:54
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Why not use availability in your post?

My availability is really flexible and almost anytime with the only know exception being from 3:00 pm thru 5:00 pm daily. Other than that I will be on standby at the time of call.

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Setting everything else aside, I think that "from 3 till 5" should be "from 3 to 5" or "between 3 and 5" (my preference). And "every day" does not say anything at all about the hours when you are available, it only says the days on which you are available. Best would be "every day, any time except between 3 and 5".

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