Is it correct and natural to say book someone in with a dentist meaning to make an appointment for someone with a dentist? For example:

Remember that I booked you in with a dentist for tomorrow at 12 PM.

If it's not natural, what would you say to convey the message?

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    Yes, it's a very usual idiomatic and natural expression. Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 20:48
  • No, not book in. I made an appointment for you at the dentist. Book an appointment is more for business people and suchlike.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 20:51
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    @Lambie. I totally disagree. This is perfectly acceptable informal conversational native English. It's exactly what I would say. Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 20:55
  • Maybe it's regional. To me, in the US, "book someone in" would be done at their arrival somewhere, not when making an appointment. I agree, "book an appointment" is natural, without "in". Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 21:16

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I'd understand that, I don't find "I booked you in..." to be particularly strange.

I'd prefer saying "Remember you have a dentist appointment" or similar. I think its better to use "You..." instead of "I..." since it doesn't really matter who made the appointment.

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