What does "like" mean in "What’s your schedule like next week?"

Can I say that without ‘LIKE’?


To be like X means to be similar to X or to have many attributes in common with X.

Asking what X is like means you want a summary or overview of X, and not the exact X.


Q: What’s your schedule like next week?

A: I have a lot of free time and I can be flexible.


Q: What's your schedule next week?

A: Available 10a-5p M-F, except Tuesday from 3p-4p.

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