When I want choose a date for, say, a party, does it sound natural to say the following?

Let's fix a schedule for the party.

If that sounds ok, then could I change fix for set?

  • For a schedule, I'd probably use draw up rather than set [up/down] or fix. To my ear, things are slightly different when the referent is simply something that needs needs a single value, such as Let's fix / set a date / venue for the party, where fix carries stronger implications of a date / venue which will not be subsequently changed (whereas you might set a date just so you've got some kind of plan, even if it might change later). Oct 11, 2019 at 15:46

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A schedule is rather more than just fixing a date. It's more appropriate for a series of events, such as a conference with registration, talks, meals etc.

If you are choosing a date for some event, that's not a schedule, its just, well, a date.

Let's fix a date for the party.

Although more idiomatic (for me) would be

Let's set a date for the party.

  • As I commented above, the date or venue for a party are just single values. But as you say, a schedule is much more than a single value. You could still "fix" it though. Oct 11, 2019 at 15:49

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