Someone ask for my availability, can I say I'm available for certain time?

I'm available for 7 o'clock


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When I say

I am available for X

X is the thing which I am available for, not the time at which I am available. One word you could use instead is "at":

I am available for X at 7 o'clock

You could even be more specific about the conditions of your availability as they relate to time:

I am available for X starting/beginning at 7 o'clock


I am available for X until/up to 7 o'clock

Can you provide some context? In what situation(s) are you stating your availability?

  • I work as a lorry driver and the person ask me if I'm up for a shift. In that case is the proposition for correct as in I'm available for 7 o'clock? Meaning I can come in at 7 clock
    – Tomm
    Apr 26 '19 at 18:17
  • And I mean to say that I can only come at 7. Thx
    – Tomm
    Apr 26 '19 at 18:20

"For" may work if there is an appointment or something similar at 7, but then you would say it as "I'm available for the 7 o'clock." "I'm available for the 7 o'clock" may work for a shift. Otherwise, you would say (because you have said this means "can only come at") "I'm [only] available at 7 o'clock."

  • What about if there is no mention of any previous appointments and I'm self employed and want to express my desire that it is me that decides what shift I want to do. I'm the boss kind of attitude. Would I'm available for 7 o'clock or I will be available for 7 o'clock work? I know that you mentioned that I need to add the but it sound like it's a set appointment or sth.
    – Tomm
    Apr 26 '19 at 21:59

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